Erasmus Accommodation in Dublin

Renting can be difficult, so here are some tips to help you.

Posted on 30 Aug 2020 by Andreas Riha

Despite Covid 19 affecting college accommodation occupancy in Dublin and Ireland we have seen a solid appetite from Erasmus students in Dublin looking for Erasmus accommodation in Dublin.

Many of Swipes rentals for the traditional academic year have adapted to shorter lease terms in exchange for immediate occupation.

With many college campus commencement dates being pushed out from September to the second semester moving to Erasmus rentals is a welcomed move for landlords.

With Dublin city centre seeing the highest volume of vacant properties available to let on of recent years holding out for a long-term tenant can be risky.

Personally speaking and from speaking with colleagues in the industry city centre properties are taking longer to rent than properties in the suburbs. Opening your rental options to offering Erasmus accommodation in Dublin is a worthy choice.


What is Erasmus?

The Erasmus programme is funded by the EU and is a programme that organises student exchanges. either by studying part of their degree abroad, or undertaking a work placement (traineeship). The exchanges usually take place in the second or third year of a course,

What length of rental term is normal?

A study period abroad must be a minimum of 3 months, and a traineeship period abroad must be a minimum of 2 months. We typically see a 4 month period with dates normally between Sept to December and January to May

Can Erasmus rentals extend past the initial term?

Over the years we have seen Erasmus rentals extend with a higher percentage extending into the summer.

What Letting Fees do Swipe Charge?

Our minimum letting fee normally covers the letting fee at €495.

Is there demand outside of the city centre?

With many Erasmus students doing a college placement settling for city centre others on a work placement can often be dotted outside of the city centre.

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