We know that students are struggling with accommodation and we want to do everything we can to support you. Below are some useful links that we hope can make your life easier.
Please note: If you are finding it difficult to find accommodation or are having a particular issue with your current accommodation or landlord, you can always book a 1-to-1 appointment with Shane or Nicole on the SISC team.
If you need any further assistance, you can get in touch with the UL Accomodation Officer Ellen Fitzmaurice at Ellen.Fitzmaurice@ul.ie.
Looking for On-Campus Accommodation?
Check out what is offered from Campus Life Services.
Looking for Off-Campus Accommodation?
Consider registering with Student Pad.
The Accommodation Service at University of Limerick is managed by Campus Life Services. The office provides assistance to students who require help and advice when looking for accommodation off-campus. Some additional helpful guidance here.
Websites like www.daft.ie and www.rent.ie can be useful to look through - consider clicking shared options. It is strongly recommended that off-campus accommodation is inspected by students for suitability and safety before committing to a contract or lease agreement or handing over any money.
Issues With Your Accommodation?
The national charity 'Threshold' is a good source of advice if you are having difficulties and want to know your rights. Get Housing Advice from Threshold – The National Housing Charity.
Or, as always, you can book a 1-to-1 appointment with Shane or Nicole on the SISC team.
Financial Emergency Affecting Accommodation?
If you are in short-term financial difficulty or an emergency situation with your finances arises, there is a financial aid fund that registered UL students can apply for.
More information can be found here – Student Finance.
Helpful Tips and Advice
Accommodation can be quite difficult to find, especially when you do not know where to begin. Below are a few common methods that students use to source their accommodation.
- Message any friend group chats or course group chats you are in. Your classmates may not have a spare room, but they may have friends who do.
- Register and keep up to date with Student Pad for off campus options. You can also search on www.daft.ie and www.rent.ie but be careful of scams.
- Expand your geographical area so that you can look for rooms that are a bit further away from UL but that are still easily accessible by bike or bus. Options here include Limerick City, Dooradoyle, Raheen, Mungret, and maybe even Nenagh or Ennis.
- A good idea would be to examine the bus route for Limerick and look for accommodation that is available along this route.
- If you are having a dispute with a landlord, you can contact the Rental Tenancy Board. You can contact them for several reasons:
- Threshold is a housing charity that provides advice and guidance on your right as a tenant. Their service is free, independent and confidential. You can avail of their online chat at https://www.threshold.ie/
- The Accommodation Service at University of Limerick is managed by Campus Life Services. The office is located on the courtyard across from the Student Centre at the University of Limerick. The office aids students who require help and advice when looking for accommodation off-campus. You can find their homepage here.