As promised, I am completing my comment with an answer.
As @audionuma mentioned, the housing market in Paris is quite difficult, even for locals.
Indeed, it is technically illegal to refuse a guarantor because s/he is not French or doesn't live in France. Here is what the law states (article 22-1 of the law regarding rentals, modified by the latest ...
As mentioned on https://www.service-public.fr/particuliers/vosdroits/F31267, it is legal for the owner to require a garantor (a caution), notice that it is not mandatory.
La présentation d'une caution n'est pas une obligation légale.
Toutefois, un bailleur peut exiger la présence d'une caution pour
louer son logement. En pratique, ...
I now have an additional datapoint from my son who rents a flat in Germany. His landlord did not demand to see the confirmation, but they did "require" that he had the insurance.
I think we can therefore conclude that this is not an unusual requirement.
Haftpflichtversicherung is quite cheap, so I would just buy it. You probably can't just fill in a form ...
Usually, floors and walls are included, as well as toilet and shower/bathtub. Smaller apartments might come with a built-in kitchen.
You are obligated to paint/wallpaper the walls after several years, and when you move out.
Any other furniture, or anything big you have to renovate first, should be mentioned in the ad (or soon after first contact). ...
Rotterdam is a safe, expat-friendly city and you can find affordable housing within the city itself.
I'm not sure if you are familiar with the Netherlands or not, but in urban areas, you are never far from a grocery store. They favor smaller, local grocery stores over larger suburban centers, although those exist as well. They also tend to favor shopping ...
I strongly advice you finding a job in Dublin BEFORE relocating. It will significantly simplify the quest.
The housing process is the following:
1.1. You could arrange just a short stay rent from outside.
1.2. When you came to Ireland, you should hire an agent. It's practically impossible to hire anything cheap themselves.
1.3. Take a letter from your ...
This is just based on my experience. I've lived in a few places around Ireland. But never in Dublin and there is a housing shortage there at the moment. The rules around renting are kind of lose so what one landlord wants and what another want will vary wildly.
I have never been asked for a reference from a previous landlord.
I was asked for a reference ...