Expat Housing Services in Ireland

Rental properties are harder to find in Ireland than in most other European countries, partly because native Irish prefer to own their own homes, and there is usually a shortage of available rental accommodation with long waiting lists. Rentals in Ireland tend to be furnished. Long term leases can range from three months to three years, but generally tend to be for 9 or 12 months. The security deposit is typically one or two months' rent. Landlords may raise the rent with a one month notice unless prohibited by the lease. Shorter term rentals may be available by the week in Ireland.


The real estate market for property purchases is much stronger in Ireland, with plenty of houses for sale in supply. Ireland has become a much more prosperous country than it traditionally has been in only the past 15 years, and many British and other Europeans are now buying property there. There are many additional fees and taxes to be paid when buying a home in Ireland.


Property law in Ireland is highly complicated and it is advisable to consult with a lawyer who is an expert in these matters before buying in order to avoid getting stuck with a property that is a bad deal for some unforeseen legal reason.

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