Renting to students for the nine months outside the summer allows you the option to essentially have a longterm rental combined with the option of using the property yourself or doing short term lets during the summer months.
The areas along Lissadell Avenue in Portstewart are particularly popular with students, but properties outside this area also do well, including Portrush.
Until recently you needed a HMO (house of multiple occupancy) certificate if renting to more than three people who are not from the same family. Now, however, you need to get planning permission from the local council (in this case the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council).
Visit the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council website for full details, but we can also help with this.Visit Website
If combining student with summer rentals there is usually a turnaround period after the students move out and during which the property should be brought up to the standard expected by holiday makers. The extent of this work could be as little as providing the facilities and items previously supplied by the students, but this will vary case by case.
Some landlords keep the smallest bedroom - or a shed or garage - locked during student tenancy in which to keep items used during summer rentals.
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