Student Housing, Sitting Empty, Converts to Short-Term Lets. But for How Long? – Dublin Inquirer

Point Campus. Photo by Laoise Neylon.

At Point Campus student accommodation beside the 3 Arena, owners DWS first got temporary planning permission to convert the homes to short-term lets in 2018.

They got that permission again in 2019 and again in 2020.

At 274 North Circular Road in Dublin 7, the owners Global Student Accommodation (GSA) got planning permission to use the student housing for short-term lets year-round in 2019 and again in 2020.

GSA were also granted permission in 2020 to convert at least four more student housing complexes in the city to year-round short-term lets.

A spokesperson for Dublin City Council says the permissions granted are temporary and were given either because construction was taking place on the campus, or because of the pandemic.

“It is unlikely that these permissions will be extended when college life returns to normal and the demand for student accommodations

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