Kate Brennan Harding describes her experience of Galway’s rental market.
I have managed to move around a lot in my life. Moving house is second nature to me, really. I know how to create a home within two hours of getting the keys. I love the promise of new memories to be made and contained within four walls; the sounds of a house as you get familiar with them, the click at 6am, the clunk when heavy rain comes from the west. The way a house breathes when everyone is home. Buying new soft furnishings and discovering the local takeaways. That being said, looking for a house these days is like preparing to go into battle. House rental apps are downloaded onto the phone, letting agents are sent introductory emails with juicy information – which I hope makes us stand out from potential competition. References are prepared, and so it begins.