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Counter Culture / June 3, 2022

Landlords now advertising that tenants can’t work from home

Counter Culture / June 3, 2022

Landlords now advertising that tenants can’t work from home

Words: Eva O’Beirne

Numerous adverts on Daft.ie explicitly state that potential renters cannot work from home.

Several properties in Dublin to rent now mention in the description that tenants cannot work from home or will not have permission to work from home from their landlord.

From District’s own research, we spotted properties in Portland Row, Kilmainham and Kilnamanagh all with “no working from home” in the house description, with one saying that “[working from home] won’t suit the atmosphere”.

This new trend is alarming to say the least, as the pool of available housing to rent grows smaller and smaller.

This month, the website Inside AirBnB Ireland revealed that there are over 15,000 entire homes available on AirBnb while only 851 homes are available to rent on Daft.ie as of this month – the lowest number since 2006.

There are 25,515 AirBnB listings in Ireland, 60 per cent of which are entire homes or apartments.

Out of the 15,511 homes listed on AirBnB, nearly 6,000 are part of a “multi-listing”, meaning multiple properties owned by the same person.

According to Daft.ie, the average monthly rent nationally stood at 1,567 euro in the first quarter of this year, up 11.7 per cent since 2021 – more than 50 per cent higher than the Celtic Tiger peak of 1,030 euro per month, seen in the first quarter of 2008.

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