Survey: 78% of students worried about being able to pay rent – Irish Examiner

Seventy-Eight percent of Irish students are worried about their ability to pay for their accommodation ahead of the new academic year, new research has revealed.

National housing charity Threshold, together with the Union of Students in Ireland (USI), today published their Student Housing Survey for 2020.

The survey found that 45% of students have been asked to pay more than one month’s rent as a security deposit for their accommodation, and 21% of those surveyed have been asked to pay a startling four months rent or more in advance.

The survey also found that 45% of students did not have their rental deposits refunded to them when they were forced to vacate their accommodation as a result of the outbreak of Covid-19.

Threshold’s Student Housing Survey found that 45% of #students have been asked to pay more than 1 month’s rent in security deposits and 21% of those seeking

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