Accommodation

One most important things you need to get right when you head off to college is your accommodation. Student living is not just about your home and personal space, it’s about much, much more – it’s about quality of life. The student accommodation around IT Sligo boasts some of the most stunning scenery of any student housing facilities in the country.

There are in excess of 2000 beds in purpose built accommodation close to the campus. The following is a list of student accommodation in the area:

An accommodation list of other vacancies is available from the Institute Reception or by contacting Leroy Lenehan on 071 915 5463. This list comprises all the landlords who have applied to be included in the Accommodation list of Digs and Self Catering accommodation available to students.

Please note:

  • IT Sligo is not responsible for any agreements reached between tenants and landlords.
  • IT Sligo has not checked any accommodation and you should satisfy yourself that it is suitable before entering into any agreements with a landlord.
  • IT Sligo does not enter into disputes between landlord and Tenant
  • All accommodation is owned and managed privately.
  • It is strongly recommended that students book their accommodation in advance in JULY.
  • You should contact the landlords/agents directly for information and booking details.

Student Accommodation List

The Student Accommodation list is compiled by the Students’ Union from applications received from local landlords/agents who offer Purpose Built accommodation, Self Catering accommodation and Digs to Students at the Institute:

Click on the link for accommodation listings.

Map

A local area map is also available to download below which may assist in locating properties in near IT Sligo:Student Accommodation Map 

*This map is for reference only and is not an exact representation of the area. The Student Accommodation List and Student Accommodation Map are available from the Students’ Union by contacting:

  • Paul Smith | Vice President/Welfare Officer
  • Institute of Technology Sligo Students’ Union
  • Ash Lane, Sligo, Ireland
  • + 353 (0)71 91 41887
  • + 353 (0)86 773 7456

Other Sources of Accommodation in SligoSelf-Catering Accommodation can also be sourced through advertisements in the local newspapers:The Sligo Weekender (Available every Tuesday)The Sligo Champion (Available every Wednesday) Your Rights:

  • Rent Book: You are entitled to a Rent Book if you are in self-catering accommodation, and you should request one from your landlord.
  • Threshold: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Tenant, check out the following website: www.threshold.ie
  • Private Residential Tenancies Board - The ‘PRTB’ was set up by the government and provides useful information to both landlords and tenants regarding their rights. All landlords should register their tenancies with the ‘PRTB’, check out their website for further details: www.prtb.ie
  • Building Energy Rating: From the 1st of January 2009 a BER certificate is compulsory for all homes being rented. If you are renting a house or apartment now, you are entitled to a BER – so do ask the landlord or their agent for it.
  • Student Union: If you have problems with your landlord you should contact the Student Union. The Student Union are based in the Student Centre, just drop in or telephone: 071 91 41887.

When Renting Accommodation

  • Deposit – Check that any deposit you are asked to pay is refundable, and also the conditions applying to the refund. Get a receipt for your deposit and all future rent payments.
  • Conditions – Check that the accommodation is clean and habitable.
  • Electricity – Check out arrangements for the payment of electricity – Is there a meter or a bill? Who pays the bill?
  • Heating – Is there any? How much does it cost? Remember that a house, which seems warm in September, may be very cold in November.
  • Refuse – What are the collection arrangements and who pays the cost?
  • Inventory – Before moving into a new property, both you and your landlord should make a list of all furniture and appliances in the property. This list should detail the current state of all items in the property, and should be signed by both of you. If there are any queries regarding damage to items when reclaiming your deposit on departure, this can be used as a valuable reference guide.
  • Bus Service – Is your accommodation close to IT Sligo, if not, is it close to the local Sligo bus route? This Bus service has a stop directly outside the front doors of IT Sligo.
  • Viewing - Always ensure that you have viewed the property before signing a lease or paying a deposit.

Finally

  • Remember, As a tenant you  have the right to peace and quiet  in your new home, BUT you also have a responsibility to allow your neighbours the same right to peace and quiet.
  • Respect the rights of your neighbours at all times.