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Renting and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted on April 07, 2020 by Annmarie O'Reilly

The calls from renters affected by COVID-19 started coming in thick and fast from the second week of March. Some businesses had already closed down, putting people at risk of rent arrears and losing their home. Next, the colleges closed, students were told to leave their accommodation and others, understandably, chose to go home to be with family. One of the most vulnerable groups we heard from first were licensees: those renting a room in their landlords’ own home. Many were told to leave as …

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Housing options - future prospects for students

Posted on February 19, 2020 by Chloe Griffin

    In this day and age second-level students’ have an entirely different outlook on the future of their housing situations than generations before us. The majority of students have their first encounter with the housing crisis as soon as they leave second-level education, moving into university campus accommodation, digs or renting rooms in privately owned student accommodation. These are however, the lucky few, with the ever-increasing price of student accommodation blocking many …

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