Students scramble for a place to stay amid soaring rents

15 May 2017

 The number of student bed spaces in the capital has failed to match the rise in student numbers, according to new research from estate agents.

This means high-quality new accommodation to be completed in Dublin this year will have weekly rents that start at €230 for single rooms with en-suite facilities.

The pressure to find somewhere to live means students may have to agree to sign up for a longer lease than the 36 weeks of term time they normally agree, according to the Knight Frank research.

It found the numbers of full-time students in Dublin has risen by a third over the past 10 years.

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