Private landlord offers refunds to students who left during Covid-19 crisis

The Uninest accommodation for UCC students at Amnis House on Western Road, Cork City.
By Eoin English
Irish Examiner Reporter

A private student landlord firm has finally offered refunds to college students who had to leave their accommodation during the Covid-19 crisis.

Uninest, which manages some of the largest student complexes in the country, has also offered credit towards next year’s fees to those who don’t take up the refund offer.

One parent of a student renting at Uninest's Amnis House complex on Cork's Western Road said the refund is worth €930 to him.

The company is offering a €200 credit incentive to encourage people to book accommodation at its new Lee House complex on the city's South Main St.

And it has told tenants that it will accept payments in four instalments next year rather than two, with payment not required until seven days before term commences.

While the refunds move has been welcomed, there is still some uncertainty about signing new leases for the next academic year.

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