Daly Says Government Has Failed Kerry Renters As Rents Rise 11% In Past Year

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Deputy Pa Daly.

THE Sinn Féin TD for Kerry, Pa Daly TD has accused the Government of ‘failing renters’ as rents have increased in Kerry by 11.3% in the last 12 months.

The figures are contained in the latest Daft.ie rent report, which shows new rents increasing by almost 12% in the last year across the state.

“The latest Daft.ie rent report shows rents continuing to rise in Kerry. They have shot up by 11.3% in the last 12 months on average,” said Deputy Daly.

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“The average new rent in the county is now a staggering €1,252. This is totally unaffordable for people on ordinary incomes.

“The housing crisis is devastating people’s lives in Kerry. Generations are locked out of home ownership, trapped paying crippling rents and feeling they have no hope of ever owning their own home.

“Despite the falling private rental stock and rising private rents, Government’s cost rental delivery is appallingly low. Just 684 cost rental homes were delivered last year across the state and only one affordable home in Kerry. This is a drop in the ocean of what is needed to make a real difference.

“Government must accept that its cost rental targets are too low. They must also accept that the price of these cost rental units is too high.

“They must dramatically increase and accelerate the delivery of these much needed cost rental homes and ensure that they are genuinely affordable to working people in Kerry,” he said.

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