Chris and his family lived in an apartment within walking distance of Dublin City Centre. With the arrival of their daughter, the apartment was too small and soon it was time for a move. They loved the area; they just needed more living space within their budget.
Miraculously, a property opened up around the corner and on paper ticked all their needs: more living space, great neighborhood, same budget. They waited in line with other interested people, toured the house and a week later found out it was theirs.
After just one week, they had realized they made a big mistake, excitement quickly turned to anguish. Damp, mold, broken appliances and no response from the landlord. However, they were able to get in touch with the previous tenants and in conversation, asked "what prompted your move?" Their answer rang true. "We were expecting a child, there’s no way you could raise a baby in that house."
This is how the DwellDown journey started, a platform that aims to bring peer to peer transparency into the Private Rental Market and Reduce Renters’ Risk.