Every year around this time thousands of students will be offered places in third level educational institutions.
This always commences a frantic scramble for rental accommodation.
Unfortunately, the Irish State has not made the provision of private rental accommodation an attractive proposition for investors and there is less rental accommodation available than is required.
Students need to be vigilant when renting accommodation.
The IPOA suggest that prospective tenants ask their prospective landlords for confirmation of ownership for the property being rented.
According to Mary Conway IPOA Chair says this year is worse than ever because so many landlords have left the market.