TERMS & CONDITIONS OF LIVING AT CENTREPOINT 2020-2021
Booking & Allocation of Room
Centrepoint accommodation is available to all third level training institutes. Rooms will be offered to existing students as priority initially and then booking lines will be open publicly and we invite all other applicants to book. Once booking lines are open publicly, rooms will be offered on a first come first served basis. If your application has been successful you will be informed by email of the room type you have been allocated and requested to pay your deposit. A receipt for deposit payment can be printed from your student portal account.
All First Moiety payments must be made in full by 5:00pm on 15th September 2020. Failure to make payment by this date will result in the bed space being released for resale without deposit refund.
Applications made after the 15th September 2020 will need to be paid in full within 24 hours. The booking/damage deposit is to be made on application and the moiety to be paid within 24 hours. Centrepoint reserves the right to release your room for resale if the moiety payment is not made within 24 hours.
No access will be given to the room on the start date of the tenancy unless payment is received in full.
Payments must be made online
Payments can only be made by debit/credit card
Unfortunately, it is not possible to facilitate bank transfers
The Academic Year is paid in two Moiety payments. The First Moiety payment is due before 5.00pm Tuesday 15th September 2020.
The Second Moiety payment is due before 5.00pm Wednesday 2nd December 2020.
Application Cancellation Policy
If the applicant is unsuccessful in their application to their chosen college and wishes to cancel the accommodation, the applicant must cancel by email by close of business on the 15th September 2020. Cancellations by telephone will not be accepted.
In the event of cancellation by the aforementioned date, a €100 cancellation fee will be deducted from the booking/damage deposit and the remainder refunded. Refunds will be issued by bank transfer only. If the applicant cancels after the cut-off date outlined above, no refund will be issued and the full €300 deposit will be retained.
Tenant Cancellation Policy
If the tenant cancels after having paid the first moiety, or at any time during the course of the lease agreement, a refund of rent will only be made after the bed-space has been resold and paid for. The cancelling tenant is responsible for rent for any period up until the new tenant moves in. Centrepoint is not obliged to find a replacement tenant.
Failure to refill the bed space will result in the tenant losing all monies paid. If a replacement tenant is found partial rental refund will be processed from when the new tenant moves in. No refund on the €300 booking/damage deposit will be issued after 15th September 2020 as per cancellation policy. After check in, any electricity prepayment applied to the pre-paid meter cannot be refunded. The utilities and bill management fee will be refunded on a pro rata basis from the date of the payment of the replacement tenant.
Please note that when a student leaves, management has the right to move another resident into that student’s vacant room. If this occurs, the student must still find a replacement for the room which is vacant.
For any late applicants booking after the 15th September 2020 where spaces have become available due to cancellation, full payment must be made within 24 hours of offer of room or the room will be forfeit.
For any applicant who is successful in securing a late offer, once the booking / damage deposit is paid to secure the room, no refund will be given in the event of cancellation after this 24-hour period
Any applicant who is successful in securing a bed space for Semester 2, once the booking / damage deposit is paid to secure the room there will be a 24-hour cooling off period after which no refund will be given in the event of cancellation.
If a student is evicted, no refund will be made.
A standard Lease Agreement is entered between the student and their Landlord. The lease is obliged to follow the terms and conditions of the Village Rules, which outline the Rules & Regulations in place for the development and which forms part of the lease. It is a requirement that all students residing at Centrepoint MUST have a signed lease. The lease is available within your student portal. It must be signed by both Tenant and their Guarantor. The witness can be any person in the household over 18 years old. We do not require the lease to be signed in the presence of office staff at check in. To avoid delays on check in we require the lease to be fully completed and returned to the Centrepoint office no later than the 21st September 2020.
On receipt of the signed lease and rental payment, apartment and room keys will be issued on arrival during arranged opening office hours, which will permit access to the allocated room.
Wi-Fi access codes and maintenance service will not be provided until the signed lease agreement is returned to the office.
Checking In & Key Collection
Centrepoint will issue an email to successful applicants before arrival date detailing check in dates & times and what you will need to check-in. A key will be issued on arrival which will permit access to the allocated room. No access will be given to apartment unless payment has been received in full.
Inventory & Maintenance Form
An itemised list detailing all inventory items in your unit is available to each resident at the beginning of the student year for your reference. All maintenance issues are to be logged separately under maintenance on your online student portal within 24 hours of arrival.
Apartment inspections are carried out during the academic year with prior inspection notice being issued to each unit. Students are asked to have their unit in a clean and tidy condition for the inspection.
You are required to take out Insurance cover for your personal belongings as they are not insured on the Centrepoint policy. We would recommend that your personal items are covered under your parent’s policy or USI recommend cover4insurance.com
The Management company reserves the right to move a tenant to another property of the same room type within the complex should the property suffer a decrease in occupancy at any stage during the academic year
Centrepoint has a duty to provide accommodation to you the student and to also care for the units on behalf of our landlords. It is expected that apartments be returned to Centrepoint in a similar condition to which they were received at the start of the year. Centrepoint staff carry out a thorough check on all units following student departure with a focus on cleaning, painting, inventory and maintenance. The condition in which the unit is returned will have a strong bearing on deposit monies returned and on future accommodation applications being accepted and accommodation references being issued
• Please pay attention to the cleaning of your hob, oven, grill pan and extractor throughout the year.
• Painting charges can also escalate so please take care of walls & woodwork throughout your unit. Each student is responsible for his/her individual bedroom. General wear and tear is taken into consideration for the common areas but excessive damage is payable by the student.