When you are looking for somewhere to rent you need to think about how much it will cost, what deposit you may need to pay and how much rent you will have to pay in advance. If you are not working or you are on a low-income will your weekly payment cover these costs.
Some of the costs that you should take into account before you sign a lease.
When you find a suitable place and have paid the required deposits and rent in advance you will usually be given a tenancy agreement/lease agreement to sign before you move in. This sets out the rights and responsibilities that you and your landlord will have during the tenancy. You should check this document carefully before you sign it.
For more information regarding lease agreements see – www.threshold.ie
Dublin City Council has several schemes that can help you to get a permanent home, if you are unable to afford one on your own. For example, you could apply for Local Authority Housing (on which you then pay rent).
To find out if you are eligible to apply for Local Authority Housing please contact:
Tel: 01 222 2203
Fax: (01) 222 2030
Housing associations, sometimes called "voluntary housing associations" or "voluntary housing", are independent non-profit making organisations that provide rented housing for people who cannot afford to buy their own homes or special groups, such as older people or homeless people.
To be housed by a housing association, you must be registered on your local authority housing waiting list and there may also be an income or means test.
Housing association tenants have basically the same rights as local authority tenants, however, housing association tenants do not have the right to buy their homes.
(RAS) is an initiative to cater for people who are in receipt of rent supplement (state support payment) and living in the private rented sector for 18 months or more. Under the Scheme, Dublin City Council enters into direct contracts with Landlords for their properties for a minimum of 4 years.
For further information please contact
Tel: 01 222 5299