Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Just 19 new homes are registered in Mullingar this year

Kinnegad booms but rising rents a huge worry

Figures released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) show that the Midlands has seen an increase of 7.6% in homes built between January and March 2022 in comparison to the same period in 2021 – but just 19 new homes have been registered with the CSO for Mullingar in that period, just 16 in Athlone ­– and rents are soaring.

The Rental Tenancies Board has confirmed that the average monthly rental for new tenancies in Westmeath for the final quarter of 2021 was €1,011.60 compared to €858.60 for the same period a year earlier.

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