IT Sligo students have great choice whilst enjoying one of Ireland’s most affordable student destinations. Sligo offers a range of purpose built student accommodation, self-catering options and digs, situated within an easy walking distance from 1 to 12 minute walk of our campus.
The student accommodation providers in Sligo are showing great flexibility to students as families find themselves in tough positions. From fully refundable deposits to flexible start date contracts, students will not be out of pocket.
Accommodation providers are taking responsible actions to protect the health and well-being of the student population in September by introducing a range of Covid-19 safety measures, from hand sanitiser stations to fogging machines to decontaminate both textiles and hard surfaces. Some student village accommodation providers are increasing broadband capacity by up to 400% to ensure that students can access remote lectures from any location.
The standard of student villages is very high with various packages and services available including high speed broadband, laundry facilities, security officers, private bus transfers to & from the bus & train station, smart TV’s and Netflix!! In total there are over 2,000 beds available between all student villages, please see a full list below:
- Ard Nua Village
- Benbulben Court
- Gateway Apartments – Lakewood Lettings
- Gateway Apartments – Winters Property Management
- Milligan Court
- The Grove
- The Village Clarion Road
- Yeats Village
There are also a number of popular residential areas surrounding our central campus for students to reside including Mulberry Park, Rathbraughan, Cartron, The Mall and Clarion Village.
- All accommodation is owned and managed privately.
- IT Sligo does not carry out checks on lodgings. Therefore, you should have no doubt about the suitability of the accommodation before entering into an agreement with a landlord.
- IT Sligo does not enter into disputes between the tenant and the landlord.
- It is strongly recommended that students book their accommodation in advance during the summer before the start of the academic year.
Student Accommodation List
The IT Sligo Students’ Union (ITSSU) is your main point of contact when it comes to finding student accommodation in Sligo.
The Student Accommodation List and Student Accommodation Map are available from the Students’ Union by visiting their dedicated accommodation information page on their website www.itssu.ie/student-accommodation
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 IT Sligo Student Union Welfare Officer
- + 353 (0)71 91 41887
Other Sources of Accommodation in Sligo
Self-Catering Accommodation can also be sourced through advertisements in the local newspapers: The Sligo Champion (Available every Tuesday) and The Sligo Weekender (Available every Thursday) or various websites such as www.daft.ie, www.rent.ie or www.property.ie
- 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.
- 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.
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