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Old Aug 6th 2017, 3:30 pm   #1
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Default Renting in Dublin?

I recently arrived in Dublin, due to a job offer. Currently I am staying in an AirBnB.

Unfortunately, it seems that renting a simple one bedroom apartment seems an impossibility? My requests on Daft.ie, or myhomes.ie or rent.ie went mostly unanswered, even an employment reference letter is not enough as a reference, plus if one should get lucky, and get a viewing, 30 or 40 others show up.

Apparently, the one bedrooms start at 1.200 Euros per months, but are rare in this price range. Even if one is looking at paying 1.500 Euros to 1.700 Euros per months, it seems very very difficult to even get a viewing. Most realtors are friendly, but also reserved, with an arrogant undertone their attitude.

Is the rental market in Dublin that bad? Anybody having any similar experiences?

Sharing a place with others is not within my interest anymore.
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Old Aug 10th 2017, 9:49 pm   #2
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Default Re: Renting in Dublin?

The following article was written in 2015 but is still relevant today:

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/soci...blin-1.2428831

Yes, the rental situation in Dublin tough. Google Irish Times and renting in Dublin and loads of articles come up about how difficult it is.
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Old Aug 12th 2017, 11:23 am   #3
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Default Re: Renting in Dublin?

The article in the Irish Times seems realistic, however, the mentioned rents have risen by around 30 to 40% in the meantime.

It would seem that there is a political lobby around in Ireland specifically not wanting to build new homes, so that the prices reach the pre-crisis levels of 2007. So basically what was wrong back then, is to be repeated at all cost.

Various US companies are hiring and expanding, Google, Facebook, etc.. Ireland only seems attractive for big US corporations trying to save corporation taxes, but it's unattractive for the employee as housing is not only un-affordable, but also impossible.
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