What is GetDigs.ie?

GetDigs.ie is a web based service that links Homeowners, who have a spare bedroom in their home to rent, with potential Lodgers who wish to rent a room for the working week. Generally, the room is let for part of the week i.e. Monday to Friday.

Why use GetDigs.ie?

Homeowners - As the economy changes people are beginning to look for ways to supplement their income. Renting a room in your home can earn you up to €14,000 per annum TAX FREE! This is potentially €1,166 per month which would go a long way in monthly mortgage repayments. Plus the beauty of renting for part of the week is that you have the privacy of your home for the weekend!

How Does It work?

GetDigs.ie has two type of users, Lodgers and Homeowners. We connect Lodgers looking for a room to rent during the week, with Homeowners who have a room available for weekday rental.

A Homeowner can register a room on GetDigs.ie for a fee of €30.00 for a three a month period. The room details, including pictures and descriptions of facilities, are added to our database. If a potential Lodger is interested in a particular room, they contact the Homeowner directly through a contact link provided on the listing. Without having to disclose any personal information, the Homeowner can choose to accept or reject the inquiry. The Homeowner can choose whether to provide their personal details to the potential Lodger and a meeting or viewing of the room can be arranged.

In terms of the weekly cost for the rental of the room and the terms and conditions, this is up to the Homeowner and the potential lodger to agree on.

How Much Does It Cost?

Homeowners - To advertise a room for a three month period with GetDigs.ie costs just €30.

Is it only Monday to Friday rentals?

The short answer is no! GetDigs.ie specializes in Fractional Renting. Fractional or weekday renting describes those individuals who rent on a part-time basis, typically renting a room in someone’s home for the working week. So it is what suits you! It may be Monday to Friday, Sunday to Thursday, only 2 days a week or even 7 days a week. It's what suits your situation.

The Rent-a-Room Scheme (Will I Have To Pay Tax On Rental Income?)

The Rent-a-Room-Scheme

Under the Irish government's Rent A Room scheme you can rent out a spare room in your house, Tax Free, if the income does not exceed €14,000 per annum. This amounts to €1,166 per month. This extra income could supplement your mortgage repayments, or you could go on that long overdue holiday!

For more information, including rights and obligations as a landlord, effects of rental income on social welfare payments, rules, and how to apply, visit the Citizen's Information Board or read Irish Revenue's A Revenue Guide to Rental Income - IT 70.

What Payment Methods Does GetDigs.ie Accept?

GetDigs.ie uses the Stripe Internet Payments system, which accepts Laser, American Express, Visa and Mastercards.

How Secure Is My Transaction?

GetDigs.ie has teamed up with Stripe Payments to ensure the most secure internet payments transactions possible. Stripe Payments is a leading World payment service provider. Stripe Payments process billions of in payments per annum for Irish and international merchants. Stripe has been audited by an independent PCI Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) and is certified as a PCI Level 1 Service Provider. This is the most stringent level of certification available in the payments industry.

Will My personal Information Be Given To Anyone Else?

Absolutely not. Any personal information will not be passed on to third party companies or individuals. Information that Homeowners provide regarding the room they wish to rent will be stored on the GetDigs.ie database and room listings can be viewed with limited listing details by Guests, or with full listing details GetDigs.ie Members. However the Homeowner has complete control over who views personal information such as name, address, email and telephone number.

Do I need to upload photographs with my advert?

Yes, a minimum of one photograph is mandatory. As a Homeowner we wish to give you the best chance of getting your ideal Lodger. To do that photographs of your room/property are an imperative. As stated above one photograph is mandatory but you can upload up to eight photographs, which we recommend.

Do I need to generate a legal contract with the Lodger?

As an Owner Occupier Homeowner you are not affiliated with the Private Residential Tenancies board (PRTB) and hence you are NOT legally obliged to formulate a legal contract with the potential Lodger. However GetDigs.ie recommend that you, as the Homeowner, agree with the Lodger ground-rules in advance. The Homeowner should make it clear with the Lodger, what the rules are for the rental period. To help, we have put together a useful guide with Homeowner/Lodger Agreement Tips