Booking & Allocation of Room Centrepoint accommodation is available only to full time registered NUIG Students. Rooms will be offered in order of application; 1st come 1st served and allocated to those who secure their booking by deposit payment. Once your application has been successful you will be informed by email of the room type you have been allocated. A receipt for deposit payment can be printed from your Student Portal account.
Moiety Payments - All First moiety payments should to be made in full by 2:30pm on 17th August 2017. Failure to make payment by this date will result in bed space being released for resale without deposit refund. All Second moiety payments are due no later than 2.30pm 1st December 2017.
Payment Methods Payment must be made online using a valid credit or debit card. Please note there is a 2.5% charge for credit card payments. There is no charge for debit / laser card payments.
Cancellation Policy - All First moiety payments should to be made in full by 2:30pm on 17th August 2017. Failure to make payment by this date will result in bed space being released for resale without refund. Bookings made after this date must make payment in full no later than 24 hours from booking. Failure to make payment within the 24 hours will result in bed space being released for resale without refund.
1. If a 1st year applicant wishes to cancel or is unsuccessful in their college application, he/she must cancel in writing within three dates of first-round CAO offers i.e. by 2:30pm on 23rd August 2017. Cancellations by telephone will not be accepted; they must be made by email or post. In the event of such a cancellation, 100 cancellation fee will be deducted from the security deposit and the remainder refunded via bank transfer. No deposit refund will be made for cancellations after this date.
2. If a 2nd, 3rd, 4th year, PG etc. applicant wishes to cancel he/she must do so by 5:00pm on 9th August 2017. Cancellations by telephone will not be accepted; they must be made by email or post. In the event of such a cancellation, 100 cancellations fee will be deducted from the application fee and the remainder refunded via bank transfer. No deposit refund will be made for cancellations after this date.
3. If any applicant cancels after 2.30pm on the 17th August 2017 (or anytime thereafter), having paid the moiety and utilities, the onus will be on the applicant to find a replacement applicant for their accommodation. Centrepoint has no obligation to find an alternative applicant to fill this bed space, however will assist to refill this bed space. Failure to refill bed space will result in the applicant losing all monies paid.
Lease Agreement A standard Lease Agreement is entered between the student & his/her Landlord. The Student is obliged to follow the Village Rules, which outline the Rules & Regulations in place for the development and which forms part of the lease. It is a legal requirement that all students residing at Centrepoint MUST have a signed lease. The lease will be posted to your Student Portal account prior to check in and the signature pages at the end of the document must be printed and then signed by both student and their Guarantor and returned to the Centrepoint office. Wi-Fi access codes will not be issued 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 fob will be issued on arrival which will permit access to the allocated room. No access will be given to your apartment unless payment has been received in full. An information pack detailing all you need to know about living in Centrepoint will be emailed to you.
Room Moves - The Management Company reserves the right to move a tenant to another apartment with the same room type within the complex should the apartment suffer a decrease in occupancy at any stage during the academic year.
Insurance Cover for Personal Items Please note that Centrepoint insurance covers the landlords belongings but not your personal belongings we therefore recommend that you take out your own insurance cover. USI have recommended www.cover4students.ie
Inventory & Maintenance Form An itemized list detailing all items in your unit is issued to each resident through their Student Portal at the beginning of the student year. This form is to be completed carefully and any maintenance issues should also be noted a cut off date will be given. These returned inventories are addressed and retained on file for both parties to reference when you depart.
Apartment Inspections are carried out 3 times during the academic year, with inspection notification being issued a minimum of 24 hours in advance. Please have your apartment in a clean and tidy condition for inspections. Items of equipment often overlooked for cleaning are; the front door, living room window, oven, hob, fridge, microwave and shower. More tips are given on inspection notices. Inspection notes are recorded on the day of inspection; these sheets are then photocopied with a copy issued back to each unit. Failure will result in contract cleaners being called in, the cost being borne by the tenant/s.
On Departure - Centrepoint has a duty is to provide accommodation to you the student and to also care for the units on behalf of our landlords. It is expected that houses/apartments be returned to Centrepoint management 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.
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.
Maintenance damages are to be reported throughout the year.
Curtains please beware of smoke damage.