Students enter the rent race

Thousands of first-year college students who will soon be flying the nest are facing the realities of renting, writes Emma Kennedy, Personal Finance Correspondent.

1st September, 2012
Vivienne Crowley from Limerick, a law student at UCC, is preparing to move into a rented house with friends in Cork. Photo: Press 22

A new challenge awaits thousands of students taking their first steps into third level in the coming weeks and moving away from home. Flying the family nest can be an exciting time, but also an expensive one.

For these students, it will mean negotiating the rental market for the first time.

The latest rental report from property website Daft.ie revealed that rents nationwide were 0.5 per cent lower in the second quarter of 2012 than...

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