Availability

Semester 3 - 2017
(04 June - 28 Aug 2017)

Academic Year - 2018
(03 Sept - 28 May)

Semester 3 - 2018
(04 June - 28 Aug 2017)

Frequently Asked Questions

01 Booking - Top five tips for increasing your booking application chances?

  • Whilst we only let on a bed by bed basis we make offers based on a total apartment being filled, so if you can group your applications with fellow students/friends you have a greater chance of being offered accommodation early.
  • Booking for 2 or more semesters increases your chances substantially
  • Include a twin/double as a second preference. There are as many twins as singles in the property, therefore singles are limited.
  • Take advantage of the discount for payment of both semesters up front.
  • Complete the application form and licence fully to allow for easy processing.
  • Sign the licence and pay the deposit as early as possible, please note that bookings are occuring up to 6 months in advance in Dublin based on a shortage of student specific accomadation.
  • 01 Booking - What is the difference between a standard and a premium room?

  • All apartments consist of an entrance hallway, a storage room, an open plan living and kitchen area, a single room, a large twin/Double room, a Main bathroom, ample wardrobe space and a balcony and/or terrace.
  • Our Premium apartments are extra large apartments that consist of two bathrooms (ie the twin/ double room has an en-suite bathroom.
  • 01 Booking - What is the difference between a twin room and a double room?

  • A twin room is a large room consisting of two single beds, which is shared by two students. A double room is a large room that accommodates one person.
  • 01 Booking - What is the process for booking accommodation?

    All booking requests should be made through the webpage booking form. An application for a booking does not guarantee an offer.

  • Check online for availability for the semester you are interested in (see calender to left, X means booked out, nothing available)
  • Complete the booking form on this webpage and submit online (if you book for a period with no availability we will store your information in case of a cancellation)
  • Await email offer, this may take approximately one to two weeks based on the booking process or time of year.
  • Pay deposit and submit signed lease based on offer
  • Pay rent due at least 1 month before lease start date
  • ~You will be asked to confirm your expected arrival date and time, please note this has to be during working days/hours, Mon-Fri 9am to 5:30pm.
  • Collect keys and tenant handbook after/on start day of the lease from the letting agent Monti. You will also be given an introduction to the Property
  • We can arrange emergency collection of keys outside of these hours if required. You may nominate someone to collect on your behalf in writting.
  • 01 Booking - Who will I be sharing with?

  • If you wish to share with a friend, please state this on your booking application and we will do our best to honour your request. For individual applicants we aim, wherever possible, to allocate students by college, year, age and course of study. However this cannot always be guaranteed. You will always be sharing your apartment with same sex students.
  • 01 Booking - Will I be allocated an apartment with mixed gender?

    No, Buckley hall has a strict non- mix policy.

    02 Utilities - Are there catering facilities?

  • The apartments are self-catering. Each apartment has its own kitchen with cooking facilitates where students can prepare their own meals. There are also plenty of shops, cafes and restaurants in close proximity of the premises.
  • 02 Utilities - Broadband Introduction and Use

  • In Buckley Hall we realise the importance of excellent Broadband
  • In Oct 2016 we upgraded our entire system to a state of the art managed wireless network with 1,200Mb/sec available Internet bandwidth.
  • Access is available throughout the property seemlessly
  • When you collect your keys you will also be provided with a broadband key code which is unique to you as a tenant
  • Use your phone/mobile device/laptop/tablet to access the internet using internet explorer/safari/google chrome/firefox in the building and you will be diverted to a page and requested to enter your personal unique key
  • The key is valid until your lease end date and is usable on multiple devices
  • Each tenant is limited to 20MB download speeds to prevent congestion
  • If you have a problem with access please contact the management company using the webpage contact form
  • 02 Utilities - How are utilities covered? What are my bills?

    Broadband Internet and Refuse/Bin and Water Charges are covered by the landlord. Pre-pay gas and electricity meters are installed giving each apartment control over their energy consumption and costs. Please note there is basic standing charge for both, Gas 25 cent per day, Electricity 1€ per day. We estimate that students will spend on average €60 per month on utilities per apartment for a 3 bed apartment, that's 20€ per tenant/student. This amount can fluctuate depending on usage and time of year.

    02 Utilities - How do I use the laundromat?

    How do I use the laundry service?

    There is a laundry available in the basement to all tenants which is operated and managed by Circuit. You will need to purchase your own washing powder which is available from local shops. Credit to operate the machines can be purchased online, please see instructions to use under http://www.buckleyhall.ie/downloads

    Alternatively a local laundry is 9mins walk away, Gardiner Street Dry Cleaners, Unit 2, Belmont Middle Gardiner Street, Dublin 1, 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Tel 086 447 6865

    If you have any queries regarding use of the laundry or if there is and issue with it, please contact Circuit directly, their number is detailed in the laundry and on the download section brochures.

    02 Utilities - Waste Disposal and Recycling

    Waste disposal is included in your rent. At Buckley Hall we encourage students to be green and recycle. It is important to segregate and compact your waste.

    In your apartment, please use the black bin for general waste and the white bin for recycle waste.

    The Recycling bin in your apartment takes any paper, light cardboard, aluminium drink cans, washed food tins, plastic bottles, plastic film and packaging and Cartons, please see instructions in Download Section of this webpage

    When either of your apartment dustbins is full please empty it in the communal bins located in the basement car park. The green bin is for recycle waste and the black bin is for general waste. Please do not contaminate either bin.

    Please dispose of all glass bottles and jars at the North Strand Recycling Centre, Shamrock Terrace, North Strand, Dublin 1. This centre is only 6 minute walk from our complex.

    Buckley Hall disposes of approximatly 6,000 litres of waste per week, therefore recycling makes a big difference, think green

    02 Utilities - Where can I store my car and bike in the property?

  • Underground secure Car parking is available to rent at the property, you detail the requirement when you are booking your accommodation on the booking form. You can also use the contact form on the webpage to request letting of car park space at any time. The car parking is available monthly or for your entire stay. You will be issued with a remote fob which will allow you to drive through the security gates without existing your car.
  • Underground secure Bike Storage is available in the basement beside the security room. The Storage Area is secured by gates which are fob controlled and available to all tenants automatically. Please note that bikes are not allowed to be brought in the pedestrian gates and the Tenants should store them using the main garage pedestrian gate. It is a breach of House Rules to bring your bike through the apartment stairwells or/and store in your apartment due to damage caused to stairwells and apartments and also obstruction of fire exits. Breach of rules will result in a fine and/or termination of lease.
  • Users of the Car park and Bicycle Storage facilities do so at their own risk.
  • The management will not accept responsibility for any damage, accidents or losses.
  • 02 Utilities - Will my room or apartment be cleaned on a weekly or monthly basis?

  • The apartments are self-catering and therefore students are responsible for keeping each apartment clean Common areas outside the apartment are cleaned on a weekly basis. Cleaning inspections may be arranged during the year to ensure the apartments are kept in a good condition and well ventilated. Please refer to House Keeping Rules and Regulations.
  • 03 Check In/Out - Can I send over luggage or personal belongings prior to my arrival?

  • No, unfortunately Buckley hall cannot offer this service. We cannot be held responsible for student’s personal belongings and we do not have a storage facility to accommodate this request.
  • 03 Check In/Out - What do I need to bring with me? Is Bedlinen Provided?

  • Bed Linen is not provided. Students must supply their own duvet, duvet cover, pillow, pillow cover, sheet and towels unless agreed in your lease. The apartments are fully equipped. For a list of items supplied in apartments please see our itinerary on your lease agreement.
  • 03 Check In/Out - What is the process for leaving my apartment?

      The Tenant Handbook provided with your apartment details the process for vacating.
  • Use the webpage contact form to advise the landlord you are leaving your apartment and provide the date you plan to vacate and your bank account IBAN and BIC details to pay back deposit.
  • The landlord will approve if it is in line with the lease terms, otherwise you will need to discuss with the landlord.
  • Clean out the apartment thoroughly. Remove of all of your personal belongings, return all inventory to correct locations, returning it to original state.
  • Drop off the keys at the letting agent's office (Monti), please note this is only possible during working hours Mon - Fri, 9am to 5:30pm.
  • The property manager will typically inspect the property within one week of your vacating and based on fair wear and tear and all rent being up to date, the deposit will be credited to your bank account. Typlically you can expect your deposit to be paid back within 1 month of vacating.
  • 03 Check In/Out - What's my new Address?

  • Apt No:
  • Buckley hall
  • 27-30 Buckingham Street
  • Dublin 1
  • You can find the exact apartment post code at https://finder.eircode.ie/#/
  • 04 House Rules - Can I have an overnight Guest?

    Please refer to your lease and House Rules (see Download Section), overnight guests are not permitted. If you have a specific exceptional requirement please contact us using the webpage contact form and we will endevour to work with you on a case by case basis. For example foreign students parents requesting to stay over where the total apartment is let.

    04 House Rules - How do I report an issue?

    All issues should be reported using the contact form on this website. All requests are logged and emailed to the property manager, who will action your request. For urgent issues please also contact the property manager using the telephone number provided in your information pack. If its a security issue please contact security during their working hours either at their office beside bike storage or by phone on 016625149.

    04 House Rules - Is smoking permitted?

  • Buckley hall has a non smoking policy see House Rules (see Download Section)
  • 04 House Rules - Is there a curfew?

  • No, there is no curfew at Buckley Hall. Students are provided with secure access fob that allow entry and access as they please.
  • 05 Licence - I did not get offered a place in Dublin, Am I entitled to a refund?

    Booking applications can be made free of charge. In the event that you confirm your booking by signing your licence and paying your deposit and/or rent to confirm your booking, then rent and deposit are non-refundable in event of early break from licence. See Frequently Asked Question " What if I want to break from my licence early?". However the Landlord recognises it is difficult for 1st year tenants to book with certainty based on CAO results. Therefore if you can no longer proceed with your Buckley hall accommodation due to a CAO offer not being made from a Dublin university (typically offered on 17 Aug) we would ask you to

  • inform us immediately (within 2 days) of the first round of CAO offers (17 Aug) and
  • provide proof that you were not offered a college place in Dublin (scanned letter from CAO)
  • confirm in writing that you are seeking to break your agreed licence (email)
  • Based on receipt of above in the timeline defined

  • The landlord will seek to replace the tenant with a similar tenant and where successful make a total refund of rent and deposit paid. This is only based on the conditions defined above and is not available on any other condition or time of year. Please be aware it is subject to sourcing a similar replacement tenant. Based on the time of year, it is likely that a replacement is found but not guaranteed. If a replacement tenant is not found then only the rent will be refunded and any net amount of deposit calculated until a new tenant starts.
  • The landlord reserves its rights regarding any deposit and rent refunds and it is subject to formal agreement on a case by case basis.
  • 05 Licence - Is insurance provided for my personal belongings?

  • The management will not accept responsibility for any damages accidents or losses. Please have insurance in place for your own property.
  • 05 Licence - What if I want to break from my licence early?

  • Signing the licence and paying your deposit and/or rent creates a legal agreement between Tenant and Landlord
  • The deposit and rent paid are non-refundable in event of early break from the licence
  • As the property is strictly student accommodation the letting periods are defined by academic semesters making letting periods restrictive
  • There is a long waiting list for accomadation, and the landlord can only let at specific times of the year based on academic demand, therefore if an accomadation offer is made to you, it means that the Landlord has turned down other Tenant booking offers in your favour
  • Therefore it is strongly recommended students/tenants fully review their licence and the property in advance of completing their booking applications
  • If you are aware that you may want to break your lease early please contact the landlord using the web form on this website
  • The landlord will seek to replace the tenant with a similar tenant and where successful make a partial refund of rent paid
  • The Landlord can only seek replacement tenants based on written confirmation of break in licence with suggested termination date, therfore the sooner this is provided the better
  • The landlord reserves its rights regarding any rent refunds and it is subject to formal agreement on a case by case basis
  • The deposit will remain non-refundable where the tenant breaks their licence early
  • 05 Licence - When and how do I pay my rent?

  • During the Academic Semesters 1 (03 Sept to 24 Dec) and Semester 2 (02 Jan to 28 May) rent is payable Semester in Advance only
  • During the Summer Semesters 1 (04 June to 28 Aug) you can rent per Semester or per Month/Week on a seperate rate, Semester Rates are payable Semester in advance, Monthly/Weekly Rates are paid Monthly in advance
  • The Semester rent Due Date is 1 month before the Semester Start Date, e.g. rent for Semester 2 is due on 02 Dec
  • Rent is payable by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), bank details are provided on the bottom of the 1st page of your lease, paypal/credit card is also available in certain circumstances for fee payments
  • The Landlord will send automatic payment requests via email links which allow you to process payments online, it automatically references your tenancy
  • When making EFT payments please ensure you reference your Full Name or Booking ID on the payment
  • Please be wary of online fraud. We will never request transfer of funds to an account not listed on your licence offer which you will have received from our dedicated email account. Our account is a Bank Of Ireland branch based in O'Connel Street, Dublin. If in any doubt call our office directly or feel free to call in to our offices based in Forbes Street, Dublin 2. We cannot accept liability for payments made fraudulently.
  • 06 Security - How Do I Report An Incident

    If an incident occurs in or around Buckley Hall please follow this process

  • 1: Call the Gardai if required, your incident should be recorded and you should request an ID number (a Pulse number), you will need this for any insurance claim.
  • 2: If internal to Buckley Hall and urgent please call security in Buckley Hall using the phone contact details
  • 3: If less urgent or if you have alrady followed steps 1 and 2, please use the contact form in this webpage to log the incident, (use the Security Category dropdown). It is very important that you detail the location and estimated time of the incident for our security to locate any CCTV footage that may be of help to resolve. Logging the incident on our webpage is extremely important as it ensures it is registered on reports which are reviewed with management and Gardai ongoing, and helps put in place long term solutions.
  • We take all security incidents very seriously and we will follow up with you on any incident registered, please call our office directly if you have any specific issues or concerns. We work closely with the Gardai and local politicans to ensure all incidents are escalated to ensure they do not re-occur.

    06 Security - What Service is Provided

  • Security is responsible for ensuring the building is safe and secure and tenants are not disturbed during their stay
  • The building is continually monitored remotely both internall and externally by over 20 high definition CCTV cameras
  • The building has state of the art access controls which log all access by each user throughout the building and cross references with the CCTV
  • Buckley Hall has dedicated an on-site professionally trained security, (Barry Halligan, licence ID EM134555/19)
  • His office is in the basement beside bike storage (and his work hours are detailed there)
  • Alternatively you can contact security at 01 6625149 (during working hours), or if less urgent using this webpage contact section to communicate a security issue at any time
  • If you breach House Rules(see Download Section) by causing a disturbance please expect a knock at your door from Barry
  • Remember if you have an urgent security issue please always call the Gardai (police) first on 911 or 999