Government Intervention To Blame For Midlands Rent Disparity - Councillor

The local councillor's comments come following the discovery of an Offaly property costing €2,500 per month.

Government interventions are behind unfair rent price disparity in the Midlands.

That's what Offaly County Councillor Ken Smollen is saying after he found and posted a Tullamore property online that cost €2,500 per month.

The Independent rep says current prices are extortionate and that depending on where you are the income threshold for social housing changes dramatically:

Clement Herron of Clement Herron Real Estate in Portlaoise agrees that government intervention is in part at fault for the state of rental prices in the midlands.

However the Estate Agent believes Rental Pressure Zones are at fault:

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