48 thoughts on “Got To Write A Classic

  1. Murtles

    A double bed that can only accommodate 1 person…. well 2 but not at the same time.
    €800/mth for a bed share, hope the sheets are changed.

    1. filly buster

      and ya have to find somewhere else literally EVERY WEEKEND. i wonder how they police that. like if ya can’t get home to your parents one weekend, or you have something you want to go to on saturday night. do u pretend to leave, and then sneak back into your €800p/m squat and hope your landlords dont catch u .. and if they do catch you you sleep on the street. nice are tho. youll be safe.

    1. Alors

      A lot of young actors live there…

      It’s common enough in Paris for people to stay in a hotel (hotels are often more reasonably priced there) Monday to Friday, then drive home to La France Profonde for the weekend.

      How does the Ham Street place sit with fire regulations?

  2. kellma

    That would be against Building regs to use that as a room without a proper stairs… assuming that is one of those stira type things…

    1. Barry the Hatchet


      Also, the ceiling of the “bedroom” looks too low for the room to legally be classified as habitable. it is a storage room. €800 per month to sleep in a storage room. Fupping hell.

      1. Andrew

        Who did you report it to Tom?
        I know there is a button on the ad to report it to Daft, but I doubt they care too much.

  3. Boj

    “Wow that was amazing, thanks for coming over. Now if you could just stand over there…a little to the left…a little more..BYEEEE”

  4. Martco

    straight question – any builders/techs

    apart from the very large trapdoor with stira “feature” is this space legal in any way? I thought minimum ceiling height in a habitable room had to be 2.4m no?

    (cos I’m thinking of digging a large hole in my spare room put an oul cellar underneath to make some dollar but I know there’s granite and at best I’ll prob get 1.5m…)

    1. Cian

      I think it may depend on if this is a lease or a house-share.
      If it is a house-share then anything goes.

      1. Brother Barnabas

        afaik, you need planning permission if you intend to use an attic conversion as “habitable accommodation”. there’s no way this has permission given the ceiling height. even if they’re letting it as a house share (which they must be given the weekend limitation), it would still need to legally qualify as habitable accommodation, surely?

        1. Cian

          Slight tangent. I was looking for regulations on attic conversations and found this FAQ – there are some quality questions:

          Q: I’m thinking of locking up my overbearing mother-in-law in the attic and throwing away the key. How can I make sure she can’t make her escape?

          A: Sorry to rain on your parade. The attic windows must be big enough and accessible enough to climb through in the event of an emergency. If your mother-in-law is particularly agile she could, in theory, scramble out on to the roof and make her escape down the drainpipe. Are you prepared for the consequences?


  5. Papi

    Think of the compo though, 13 minutes I’d last before careening straight through that Dante hole.

  6. Marklar

    Do Daft have any responsibility when it comes to allowing illegal lets on their site like this? It doesn’t seem like a legal let for a couple of reasons as others have mentioned. I know they can’t review everything from pictures and info provided but some quality control would be great. Maybe I’m very naive.

    1. SOQ

      I think it is becoming apparent that Daft.ie are part of the problem rather than the solution. They appear to wash their hands of all responsibility for the legality of the advertisement. And as I said yesterday, some of their metrics are very questionable.

  7. Sheik Yahbouti

    Any chance of the person(s) offering this ‘accommodation’ being prosecuted? Are there ANY regulations in place at all. No? I’ll get me coat.

    1. Brother Barnabas

      don’t mind that

      it’s the chair facing the toilet for when a friend calls round that unsettles me most

      although i did once share a flat with a girl who would come into the bathroom to do a poo when i was having a bath

      1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

        If you browse the Daily Mail website today you’ll see that you’re bang on trend. Joe Swash and whassername his ladyfriend admitted to the same carry on while on some show or other. Holly Willoughby was SHOCKED.

        1. Brother Barnabas

          we were just flatmates – platonic and all. and she always wanted to watch me wee.

          1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

            Ooooo reminds me of a story about someone I snogged once who liked doing poos on perspex during sexytime.

          2. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

            Aye. I didn’t engage in sexytime with him. You would’ve seen a me-shaped hole in his door had he tried that.

          3. Cian

            BB perhaps if you stopped weeing in the bath she might have stopped coming into the bathroom to do a poo?

  8. Andrew


    •The building must be free from damp and in good structural repair.
    •Hot and cold water available to the tenant.
    •Adequate heating and ventilation.
    •All appliances in good working order.
    •Electrical wiring, gas and water pipes all be in good repair.
    •Provide cooking preparation, storage of food and laundry facilities including a 4 ring hob, oven and grill, fridge and freezer or fridge freezer and microwave oven. (This is not applicable to Approved Housing Body Tenancies)
    •Have a fire blanket and fire alarms.
    •Have access to refuse storage facilities.

    1. Cian

      you forgot the next bit:

      “…the enforcement of Minimum Standards for rental accommodation is dealt with by the various Local Authorities. If you believe that the dwelling is sub standard, you can contact your Local Authority and request that they carry out an inspection. Any subsequent enforcement against a landlord who fails to comply with the Housing (Standards for Rented Housing) Regulations is a matter for the Local Authorities. A portion of the RTB registration fees are given over to the Local Authorities to carry out such inspections but other than funding, we have no further function in relation to inspection or enforcement. “

      1. SOQ

        Is there any rules on who pays the RTB costs of registering a tenant? I’m asking because of a recent advertisement on daft.ie. A bedsit on NCR. €1500 p/m plus same deposit AND RTB registration.

        I doubt if daft.ie can retrieve anything from last Monday let alone last month of course.

        1. Cian

          The landlord.
          It is a legitimate expense so can be taken off pre tax.
          I’ve never heard of that sort of lark.
          It not the tenants responsibility to have the tenant registered. And they can use the prtb even if the landlord hasn’t registered. A large doors on the other hand cannot use prtb dispute resolution unless they register.

          1. Brother Barnabas

            most standard leases permit the landlord to pass on any charges associated with the property or tenancy. a lot of landlords used that to pass the household charge onto tenants, for example. legislation says it’s landlord’s responsibility to register the tenancy but there’s nothing about where liability for the charge lies. It’s unusual (and cheeky) but probably allowed.

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