€550 A Month For BEDSHARE

Dubliners Paying €550 A Month For BEDSHARE

Elaine Stenson
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Renters in Dublin are being charged up to €550 to share beds with strangers, as the housing crisis continues.

A new report by The Times Ireland says ‘bed sharing’ in the city is becoming more common.

In some cases, tenants are subletting because they can’t afford the rent, in others it’s landlords seeking to maximise profits.

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Threshold CEO John Mark McCafferty says tenants are becoming desperate for accommodation:

 

“There are clear problems with a affordability which is forcing a lot of renters to make difficult choices about sharing their space with – of then with strangers – and it points to a lack of supply – which requires the building of affordable rental social housing and owner-occupied housing.”