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Rent and Deposit
  • ​How much is the rent I will get?

    The rent is calculated according to your ​e​xact ​l​ocation​,​ the type of room​ you let (Single or a Double) and​ the bathroom​ arrangement (Shared Bathroom, Private Non Ensuite or Ensuite). For an exact price, please apply to become a host and get a free quote from one of our Property Managers.​

  • How will I be paid the rent?

    You ​will be paid directly by your student. ​Most of the hosts find it easier to be paid in cash, but you can also request to be paid by bank transfer.​ 
     

  • How often will I receive the rent?

    You will be paid on a weekly basis, upfront. Therefore you will get your first weekly rent on the day of the student's arrival, and then on the same day thereafter every week, until the student's departure.  ​

  • Will I pay tax on the income I receive through the rent?

    No, because we only place 3rd Level/​Postgrad students staying for their academic year or term. This means that you are renting your room out as a residential accommodation so any income earned will fall under the Rent a Room Relief Scheme, which is Tax Free.

  • What is the Rent A Room Relief Scheme?

    The Rent A Room Relief Scheme is a great scheme which allows you to rent out your room or any self contained unit attached to your house, tax free (up to 14000 euros per year). This relief applies to lettings used as residential accommodation for students in an academic year or term, meaning it applies to all of our students! For more information please check the following resource: https://www.revenue.ie/en/personal-tax-credits-reliefs-and-exemptions/land-and-property/rent-a-room-relief/index.aspx

  • What does the rent I will get cover?

    The rent covers the room you will provide to the student and the bills: electricity, gas and WiFi. 

  • Will I still receive the rent if my student is away on holidays?

    Yes. The rent is due for the entire duration of the time booked, this includes holidays such as Christmas, when they may decide to not stay in Ireland. 

  • Will I receive a deposit from the student?

    Yes, you will collect a deposit equivalent to 2 weeks rent on the student's arrival day. We have made it really easy for you, as students have already been fully informed that they have to pay a deposit. We will also provide you with a Deposit Form to facilitate the transaction.

  • Under what circumstances could I retain the deposit?

    All deposits must be refunded on your day of departure by your host. Hosts may only retain the deposit under the following circumstances:

    - If the student does not return the room clean and in the same condition as they found it on the day of their arrival

    - If the Student leaves the property before the end of their booking.

    - If the Student has caused any damage to the property.

    - If the Student has failed to make any of the weekly rent payments.

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