The Simon Communities of Ireland’s December 2021, Locked Out report found 1,349 properties available to rent at any price within the 16 study areas over the three dates surveyed. This represents a welcome 33% increase on the 1,017 properties available to rent at any price in the October 2021 Locked Out study period. But this is a significant decrease (51%) from the 2,757 properties available 12 months prior in December 2020.
Despite the increase in rental properties available across the country seen in recent months, there was a decrease in the number of properties with rents falling within the standard or discretionary HAP rates. There were 148 properties available under HAP limits in at least one of the four household categories, representing only 11% of total properties available.