Thursday 13 December 2018

Just 36 out of 1,479 one-bed flats cost €1,000 or less

In Huntstown, Blanchardstown, a one-bedroom ‘granny flat’ is available for €950 per month
In Huntstown, Blanchardstown, a one-bedroom ‘granny flat’ is available for €950 per month
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

The IDA has claimed that the rent for a small "one-person apartment" in Dublin is just above €1,000 per month.

However, the Irish Independent can reveal that just 36 one-bed properties in Co Dublin from a total of 1,479 are under €1,000.

On Daft.ie, one listed studio apartment based in Emor Street, Portobello, is priced at €800 per month. The accommodation consists of a pull-out bed/couch, foldaway table and chairs, bathroom and a fitted kitchenette.

Another apartment is in Belgrave Square, Rathmines. The €955-per-month studio apartment consists of a "bright and airy" living room with large sash window, fully-fitted kitchen, double bed with fitted wardrobe units and an en-suite shower room.

Granny

In Huntstown, Blanchardstown, a one-bedroom 'granny flat' is available for €950 per month.

Studio apartment in Emor Street, Portobello, priced at €800 per month.
Studio apartment in Emor Street, Portobello, priced at €800 per month.

It comprises an open plan living/kitchen area, a small bedroom and en-suite.

The briefings for the IDA also emphasised that rents in regional locations in Ireland were "very competitive".

It said the standardised average rent in Dublin was €1,436 a month, and the average in Cork and Galway was just over €1,000.

In Waterford, it was €674.

Belgrave Square, Rathmines, €955-per-month studio apartment
Belgrave Square, Rathmines, €955-per-month studio apartment

A search on the Daft.ie website showed there was a total of 92 properties in Co Dublin listed between €1,400 - €1,500 per month.

Irish Independent

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