Monday 10 December 2018

Dubliners don't expect Government schemes to help them

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Some 83pc of Dubliners do not expect Government policy proposals on housing to make it any more affordable.

A survey by a European property firm found just 4pc believe there is a wide enough range of accommodation in Dublin, and just one in 10 thinks that what is available is of a high enough quality.

The research shows those living in the capital have expressed scepticism towards the Government's housing plans, with the vast majority also believing that an expected increase in the city workforce will have a negative impact on availability and the cost of rents and house prices.

Asked about proposals to both build more affordable homes and provide greater payment assistance, 55pc felt it unlikely that these would help living space become more affordable, with a further 28pc saying it definitely wouldn't help.

Philip Brainin, director at South Hill Capital, said: "The research we conducted has brought to light the fears of many Dubliners.

"They're both worried about the approach to housing in the city and eager to see how new purpose-built living spaces can help ease the undersupply."

Irish Independent

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