Minister launches survival guide for renters

Minister launches survival guide for renters

John Leahy of author of the book and Minister Phil Hogan TD

Are you a student looking for a place to live, or do you already live in rented accommodation?

As thousands of college students prepare to search for rented accommodation, a new book “Renting in Ireland – The Tenant Survival Guide”, has been launched by Minister Phil Hogan TD, Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government. The book which contains specific advice for students seeking rented accommodation highlights the pitfalls to avoid and guides students and other renters through the process of trouble free renting.

The author of the book John Leahy of the website highlighted the growing popularity of renting in Ireland, pointing out that “an increasing number of people are choosing to live in rented accommodation. The latest census figures show that the proportion of households renting in Ireland has almost doubled since 2006. This trend is likely to continue in the coming years” he said

Speaking at the recent launch, the Minister, whose department has overall responsibility for housing matters stated that “with the increasing popularity of renting in Ireland this book will be a very useful resource for anyone living in rented accommodation”

Renting In Ireland – The Tenant Survival Guide can be purchased for €9.99 (Free P&P) from or the book is available in bookshops. A digital version is also available for Kindle.

To win a copy of the book for yourself simply email your name and address with the subject ‘Renting in Ireland’ to by 12 noon on Friday August 24th 2012.

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