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Looking for a rental in Dublin

  • 09-11-2021 8:27am
    Registered Users Posts: 907 ✭✭✭ mistress_gi

    Hi All!

    With all that's going on with the rental market in Dublin i thought I'd post here in case any landlords are around😊

    I am moving back to Dublin for work and am looking for a house or apartment to rent in the area.

    I am fairly flexible with rental area, new job is in Dunboyne so I'll be looking for somewhere that is comutable from there (idelly near the city).

    It's only me and my 2 robot vaccum cleaners, i have a really good, permanent job and am looking for a 2 bed place minimum, ideally 3 (i currently rent a 3 bed and i love the extra space).

    Non smoker, with excellent landlord and work references.

    I am looking to stay a minimum of a year, possibly longer.

    Budget wise, i can go up to 1500 a month and looking to move in January/February.

    If you have anything becoming vacant would you please drop me a message and we can take it from there.

    Thank you for reading!

    Ps. Any advise on how to approach any potencial landlords /rental companies also very welcome.

    Post edited by mistress_gi on


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,022 ✭✭✭ Caranica

    Your budget is too low for a 3 bed if you want to stay in Dublin. I'm in D15 and the 3 bed next door rents at €2,500. To be honest you might struggle to find a 2 bed at that price commutable to Dunboyne and the city centre.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,368 ✭✭✭ JimmyVik

    I know of a 1 bed apartment in Swords coming up soon if thats any good to you. The person in it now is paying €1500pm.

  • Registered Users Posts: 907 ✭✭✭ mistress_gi

    Thanks for the advice guys. I know budget is a little on the low side for what i want but i plan to buy in a year or 2 and that's the best way i will manage to save for my own place.

    Can you maybe pm me the details for the place Jimmy?

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,368 ✭✭✭ JimmyVik


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,171 ✭✭✭ zg3409

    If you want to save move out to dunboyne and get a house share. It's not fun.

    There is a massive shortage of places and landlords may not want a single male/ female for fear of parties etc. They also typically want a minimum of 1 year lease.

    Set up alerts on daft and myhome and get a written application ready as to why they should pick you over anyone else. I would not mention dunboyne unless renting in dunboyne as landlords will worry you will move closer to work. Expect 1 reply for every 100 applications. Be ready to go view at a moment's notice with cash deposit. They typically wait a week and then contact back best 2 or 3 applicants.

    If you are not in Dublin right now it's a red flag to landlords. Car insurance costs are crazy too, you may pay 4000 for new policy if moving from outside Ireland to Ireland

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  • Registered Users Posts: 907 ✭✭✭ mistress_gi

    I'm way too old for parties at this stage, it's one of the reasons i want to live alone. I like to live a quiet life and really like my own space.

    I currently live in Ireland, just not close enough to commute. I have also had insurance for quite some time time so that is not an issue.

    Thank you for all advise, none of the other things are a deal breaker for me 😁

    Post edited by mistress_gi on