Friday, 20th July 2018
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The idea that you would have to pay for a 12 month lease on a property when you are only going to use it for a significantly shorter time period seems crazy but that is the proposition that is facing many students as they face heading back to college this year. Everyone knows that there is a property squeeze happening at the moment but it is a bit sickening to see that yet again those who can least afford it having to pay out the most when it comes to the crazy pricing in the property market.

The sad fact is that many people will have to do exactly this in order to get some sort of accommodation so that they will have some form of good quality housing for when they go back to college later in the year, and it also means that people will be looking for housing much earlier as well. Being in third level is an expensive enough proposition as it is but this is just making a bad situation worse.

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