Rents continue to skyrocket with just 18 properties available in Meath

There's more bad news for renters in Meath today as just 18 properties are available on in what has been described as a "housing emergency."

The Irish Rental Report for Q2, 2022 released by shows that rents in Meath were, on average, €1,596 with supply of rental properties also at record lows.

A rental ad shows the stark reality of Meath's housing crisis with a two bed apartment in Navan on the market for an eye watering €2,200 per month.

If you were hoping to get an intricate tour of the high priced property that would leave you well over 2k out of pocket per month, you'll be disappointed to see just two pictures online.

The bleak post shows a modest kitchen with dining table and the other a small double bedroom.

The ad reads "two bed two bath, all Mod cons. Parking for two cars. Hard wood flooring throughout, newly painted."

The ad has accumulated almost 2,000 views on the property website.

It comes as the rental report found that in the entire Leinster region (outside of Dublin) there were just 147 homes listed for rent on 1st August, less than one quarter of the average level for the same date in 2015-2019 and by far the lowest level of availability in August going back to 2006.

According to the Daft Report one-bed apartments in Meath were renting at €1,073 on average - an increase of 7.3%. Two-bed houses were €1,298 (up 7.6%); three-bed houses €1,496 (up 9.7%), four-bed houses were €1,729 (up 8.6%) and five-bed houses were €2,045 (up 4.7%).

Navan Mayor and Cllr Eddie Fennessy said that the rent report is "deeply troubling for people in Meath".

"The housing crisis in Meath is an emergency.

"Successive Governments have proven themselves incapable of understanding the depth of crisis their housing policies created. Their mismanagement of the emergency has traumatised an entire generation of families.

"Record high rents, house prices and homelessness, coupled with missed targets on social and affordable housing and a shrinking private rental sector, perpetuate the misery and despair they impose upon ordinary workers and families in Meath."


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