Looking for a 2bed apt/house: excellent references, yet landlords pick always someone else

By JackHeuston at 11:40, Tue February 13 2018, in Renting Questions - 3 responses

Hi all,

My girlfriend moved in with me last year but we\'d like to find a bigger place for us as this one\'s too small. We also own a cat. We\'re looking in Dublin 8, 10, 12, 6w and surrounding areas.

I really can\'t understand why after looking for literally a month and after sending messages and calling every single day of the week, we can\'t find anything.

We have a budget of 1700-1800 euro a month and we\'re looking for at least a place with 2 bedrooms. We both have permanent jobs and excellent references from work. My letting agent also wrote me a perfect reference in which he states how long I\'ve been in the current accommodation, and that I\'ve never missed a payment or requested repairs or appliances replacements in over three years.

The few agencies and landlords that respond to us make us go to the viewing, only to turn us down afterwards. It\'s extremely frustrating and stressful to go to viewings every time and get time off work to attend them, and then with no reasons at all they always say the landlord chose someone else.

The last house we saw was old and unfurnished, with a garden. They even said pets were accepted. We then sent all our references and photo IDs to the agency. I even stated that we\'d like to buy some new, modern appliances and furniture at no cost for the landlord, making improvements to the house as it\'s really old. Nothing, the landlord chose someone else. It\'s so hard to believe, why would anyone turn us down if we can even modernise the place at no cost at all?

We\'re taking a break for a few weeks because we\'re exausted, but this is getting really grim for us...
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