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'I pay €700 for a bed in a room with four people'

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  • Registered Users Posts: 15,985 ✭✭✭✭Grayson


    That's the problem. Firstly it costs a fortune to rent a house. Secondly, you need to have friends to rent with because you can't afford even a one bed by yourself. Thirdly, you have to actually find a house that you can rent.

    Otherwise you look for a room/bed in a house. And it's got so hard now that people will pay that much just for a bed.



  • Registered Users Posts: 15,985 ✭✭✭✭Grayson


    I'm in Dusseldorf. 1,100 cold rent a month for a nearly 100m2 apt. It's 10 minutes walk from the equivalent of Templebar and Grafton st.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 22,219 ✭✭✭✭zell12




  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 36,787 CMod ✭✭✭✭ancapailldorcha


    We sat again for an hour and a half discussing maps and figures and always getting back to that most damnable creation of the perverted ingenuity of man - the County of Tyrone.

    H. H. Asquith



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 36,787 CMod ✭✭✭✭ancapailldorcha


    I saw a job advertised in Paris yesterday. Research the city and the word seems to be that London is better.

    What's it like living in Germany?

    We sat again for an hour and a half discussing maps and figures and always getting back to that most damnable creation of the perverted ingenuity of man - the County of Tyrone.

    H. H. Asquith



  • Registered Users Posts: 43,004 ✭✭✭✭SEPT 23 1989


    I thought those English school visa scams had been closed down



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  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Has he considered “learning English” from Mexico.

    Or even from the English speaking country Mexico borders.



  • Registered Users Posts: 37 palette


    There won't be high prices when the money runs out. Blood from a stone cannot be gotten.

    Even if the money were magically infinite, all younger generations down are going to wallop these greedy shaisters when leadership is passed.

    This is not an ordinary political situation. This is a multi level crisis, years in the making, reaching its conclusion.

    So either the hysterical greed is punished soon or it is punished later. Whether it comes down to mass asset seizure, new targeted taxes on inheritance, migration freeze, deportation, citizenship rewriting, who knows. Consequences.

    The one thing you can bet on is that this is not going to last longer. It could never have lasted.



  • Registered Users Posts: 27,564 ✭✭✭✭steddyeddy


    That's a great deal. Dusseldorf is quite different to Berlin though. 100m2 is a nice size as well. Let me know if you're ever in Berlin for a pint.



  • Registered Users Posts: 27,564 ✭✭✭✭steddyeddy


    Germany is a big country and the experience of the expat/immigrant depends entirely on where they live. I used to live in Mecklenburg, east Germany and very much east Germany. I have heard so many stories from friends who said they were racially abused here and shouted at to the tune of wir sprechen hier nur deutsch (we only speak German here)!

    Berlin is fantastic for me. Plenty of diversity in the city (well mainly developers and artists) so it's all good. The biotech start up scene is beginning to take off here so I'm trying to get a permanent job in the city. I currently alternate between Berlin and other parts of Germany. Let me know if you would like to visit and I would be happy to meet for a pint or three. I used to live in England and I am happy here but you really do have to learn a bit of German. No problem with that but some people are under the misapprehension that all or even most Germans speak English.



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,385 ✭✭✭Montage of Feck


    Nothing wrong with the Nordic model, at least the Danish stream. But sadly we are going down the swedish route.

    🙈🙉🙊



  • Registered Users Posts: 13,710 ✭✭✭✭Potential-Monke


    I know it's not a solution to the overall problem, but why aren't the Universities and IT's lumped with the student accommodation issue? Why aren't they being forced to find, fund and build student accommodation? I don't understand that part. I know they have some, but they should have enough for everyone. That would free up the public market then. Granted, free it up to fill it with random immigrants, but still, might open up a few places at least.

    Any "landlord" forcing what's happening in the OP (if real) should be prosecuted. Surely a H&S issue at least?



  • Registered Users Posts: 382 ✭✭L.Ball




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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,464 ✭✭✭Pa ElGrande


    Immigration is just one aspect of the current accommodation shortage. There are other factors to consider that are probably more significant.

    1. Landlords expectations. A future election of a Sinn Fein government and/or property referendums and with prices so good, now is a good time to exit before becoming trapped with further rent controls in a high inflation environment.
    2. Refurbishment: Many properties built during the Celtic tiger boom have exhausted their tax schemes and are now due for some refurbishment work, this is to be expected after 20 years. Property is generally a depreciating asset unless you maintain it.
    3. Interest rates, rental yields, REITS: The low interest rates and rental yields have attracted foreign investment funds, many rental properties are being sold to German, Israeli and French funds, including the pre-63 stuff. There may be other consideration for tenants. This is one of the major consequences of ECB negative interest rates, they destroyed the bond market and the pension funds need yield to meet their obligations in an older, greyer Europe.
    4. Refugees: The fees paid for refugees are €100 per night,  €135 if the landlord provides food, get 2 to a room and let the taxpayer funds roll in. There are some operators in this game who will buy up existing rental properties, and insist existing tenants are cleared first. This competition has an impact on the availability of property for those on the HAP scheme.
    5. Taxation, insurance and regulation: The days of the slumlord are gone, taxation on "unearned income" is 52%. Enforcement of safety regulations and council inspections have increased, the maintenance cost with that overhead has increased.

    There is a lot going on and you cannot attribute the current situation to one causal factor.

    Net Zero means we are paying for the destruction of our economy and society in pursuit of an unachievable and pointless policy.



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 36,787 CMod ✭✭✭✭ancapailldorcha


    Thanks for this, S.

    To be honest, my head's a bit of a mess. Brexit Britain has my head a bit wrecked but the opportunities seem to be concentrated here. Unless, I'm looking at the wrong sites.

    Nice to hear that Berlin has a biotech scene. My background is mostly cell imaging at this point. I've identified a few places in Paris, the Benelux area and some of Germany, namely Heidelberg and, for some reason, Mainz. Hadn't considered Berlin. There are a few IP law spots in Munich but that's absurdly competitive as the EPO operate from there.

    I've no bother learning a language. I was researching Paris yesterday but I don't think it'd be better than London. My main gripe with the language thing is how I function while learning it, ie asking for a specific haircut or explaining something like nausea to a German GP, that sort of thing.

    I'm working my way through the EU capitals. Might PM you when I get round to Berlin!

    We sat again for an hour and a half discussing maps and figures and always getting back to that most damnable creation of the perverted ingenuity of man - the County of Tyrone.

    H. H. Asquith



  • Registered Users Posts: 21,958 ✭✭✭✭Akrasia


    Property developers want no house building.... Riiiight



  • Registered Users Posts: 21,958 ✭✭✭✭Akrasia


    The property market is absolutely fubar right now.



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,725 ✭✭✭Padre_Pio


    With no end in sight.

    There are 28 properties to rent in Cork city. 1 for every 4.5k people which is just insane. I remember renting in 2014 and it was tough then. Maybe 800 a month to get a nice one-bed in Dublin county. Its doubled since then.



  • Registered Users Posts: 21,958 ✭✭✭✭Akrasia


    Yeah. I thought I had it tough when I was starting out 20 years ago, but. It's gotten so much worse.



  • Registered Users Posts: 13,710 ✭✭✭✭Potential-Monke


    Just checked Daft for Limerick. I see some properties have literally doubled since I last saw them, apartments at twice the price from years ago even though older and more used. 14 properties in County Limerick (it says 16 but 2 are in the city), cheapest is a Ber G house with no pictures at €1000 a month, most are above €1500 and a lot of them above €2k. €2500 for a 2 bed apartment on William St. I was renting a 2 bed apartment on William St for €800 a month in 2005. I lost it when it was increased to €900 the following year. Now, it's around €2500 (I'm assuming based on other properties in the area).

    My first apartment when I moved county was a 2 Bed to myself in a 10 apartment building. I believe that was only €750 a month and was fairly big. I rented a 1 Bed for €550 a month (which stupidly made me think I could afford a mortgage). I see €1000 a month gets you a 2 floor box "apartment" (converted garage attached to someone elses house) in Ferrybank now.



  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Sub-letting maybe? Also a scummy practice.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,434 ✭✭✭Luxembourgo


    No idea why he doesn't leave? Plenty of other places to "learn English"



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