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Householders urged to take in renters as 21pc of homes have at least two spare bedrooms

New data collected during Census 2022 shows that 21pc of Irish households have two or more spare rooms in their homes, prompting calls for homeowners to consider renting a room.

The census data show for the first time the number of homes with surplus accommodation. Some 389,000 households had two or more bedrooms, which adds up to 778,000 unoccupied bedrooms.

There were 110,000 homes in Ireland with three bedrooms that nobody slept in on census night, accounting for 6pc of all households in Ireland with three rooms unoccupied, or about 330,000 unoccupied bedrooms.

It comes as the latest report from the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) reveals that the average rent for new tenancies in Dublin has reached a record of €2,102 per month.

Read the full details in the Irish Independent.

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