Words: Eva O’Beirne
The New Ross property has two bedrooms and is available for six months. The ad has now been taken off the website.
The advertisement was listed on Daft.ie yesterday. The agent, Monoma Ireland, has two other properties on their Daft.ie profile. The “apartment” consisting of multiple classrooms is intended for three people with bills included in the rent price of 275 euro per month.
The interior of the classrooms is nothing short of a horror film.
Ciarán, who has an Instagram and Twitter dedicated to documenting the housing crisis, raised the alarm on Twitter this morning that this property had been listed.
Twitter users were quick to point out that the agent probably did not have planning permission to turn the school into rooms available to rent. The advertisement lists that it includes central heating, a washing machine and a microwave. Oh the luxury.
Also announced yesterday were the findings of Daft.ie’s Irish Rental Report for quarter four of 2021. The property rental site revealed a number of worrying statistics.
The report noted that according to listed rent prices compiled by the website, the average national rent in Ireland sits at 1,524 euro per month, which is ten per cent higher than the same period in 2020 and the highest rate since early 2018.
The squeezing of rents due to lack of properties available near the capital have led to horrific properties such as this being listed on the website.
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