Shared bed listed for ‘tidy renter’ for staggering £460 per month by sparks fury
An unusual living arrangement has appeared on the market for a whopping £460 per month – offering half of a double bed to a "tidy" renter.
The listing is for a shared bed in the city centre of dublin, north of the River Liffey, where apartments can command a fee of up to €5,000 (£4,200) per month.
The listing, since taken down, states that the poster is looking for a woman to share a bed with a Turkish female.
"The house has 2 bedroom and 1 living room. Great room for 2 people, the person will have double bed and share with one Turkish girl. Two men will share in the other room," it says.
The poster, a male with an apprently Turkish name, then lists his preferences for the new tennat, namely; non Turkish, female and tidy.
"€550/month TO SHARE A BED with a complete stranger. This town, man," wrote housing market activist Ciarán Mulqueen on his Twitter.
He then revealed that the poster sent him a message saying that he was going to report Ciarán to the Gardaí, the Irish police.
"While you're at the station, could you report yourself please for an illegal sublet?" he responded to the rattled leaser.
Responding to a commenter who asked if the rental situation was legal, he wrote: "Pretty much anything goes in the Irish property market."
The number of homes available for rent across Ireland has dropped to an “all-time low” leading to further price spikes around the country, Daft.ie reported in November last year.
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At the time in Dublin there were only 820 properties available to rent, a fall of 51% on the same date the year before and the first time, since Daft began its dataset in January 2016, that the rental stock in the capital dropped below 1,000.
This has led to rental prices in Dublin increasing 2.7% on a year-on-year basis.
The problem is compounded by the fact that demand for rental accommodation in Dublin increased by 13% last year.
One of the reasons that people are flocking to Dublin is to work for large companies. The city was the most popular destination for financial services companies moving businesses out of London ahead of Brexit in 2020, claimed The Observer.
For decades, multinational companies have moved to Ireland for its low taxes, bringing workforces from across the globe with them.
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