Number of rental properties continues to rise – but charity says former Airbnbs won't solve housing crisis –

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THERE HAS BEEN a 38% increase in the number of properties available to rent across Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Galway since the Covid-19 outbreak, according to a new study. 

The research, compiled by Simon Communities of Ireland, found that the number of vacant rental properties rose by 504 to 1,834 between 2 March and 15 April. 

The study appears to indicate a continued growth in available rental properties on throughout the crisis.

A report from last month found a similar trend, with most of the increase in rented properties concentrated in Dublin.

The increase in properties was mirrored across the country, with the availability of private rented accommodation rising across each of the four cities studied. 

However, the study also found that despite the increase in available rental properties, there has been a minor decrease in the number

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