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Mortgage-To-Rent Scheme Saves Westmeath Family Home From Repossession

The family was fighting repossession for years.

A Westmeath mother says the new mortgage-to-rent scheme has saved her family home from repossession.

Daragh Clerkin has been struggling to meet her €1200 a month mortgage payments and was facing losing her home to the bank.

But she's signed a deal with mortgage-to-rent organisation, Home For Life - which has bought her house, is leasing it to the county council, and Ms. Clerkin now rents it from the local authority.

It means the family now pays €96 in rent each week.

The Killucan mum-of-seven says home ownership isn't important, now that there's a secure roof over her family's heads:


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