Applications open today for 56 new cost rental homes on Dublin border

by Rose Barrett
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Rose Barrett

Fifty six new homes located in the North Kildare town of Leixlip, and close to the Dublin border, are officially open for applications from yesterday, Wednesday, 20 October.

Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien TD officially launched Clúid Housing’s new cost rental scheme at Barnhall Meadows yesterday. 

The development is a mix of two and three-bedroom terraced and semi-detached homes. 

Under the Government’s Cost Rental Scheme, rents are targeted at a minimum of 25% below open market values with prices for Barnhall Meadows starting at €900 per month (two bed) – around 45% below local market rates.

The first properties will be available to move into before the end of the year. When completed, homebuilder Glenveagh will have delivered a total of 450 homes in the Barnhall Meadows development.

This follows on from Clúid’s recent cost rental launch, the state’s first, at Taylor Hill, Balbriggan earlier this year. These 25 cost rental homes received over 1,000 applications and are now occupied.

A three-bed house under the scheme will rent for €1,250 per calendar month.

The Leixlip homes are conveniently located close to social, educational, commercial, transport and recreational amenities. The A rated energy efficient properties are semi-furnished with white goods and flooring supplied. 

Applicants are obliged to provide evidence of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Net household income is below €53,000 per annum
  • Not in receipt of any social housing supports
  • Do not already own a property
  • Household size matches the size of the property advertised
  • Applicants can afford to pay the cost rent for the home
  • Household has only entered one application for a specific cost rental property 

Should more applications be received than properties available, completed applications will be selected at random. Note, applications close on Tuesday, October 26 2021 at  https://www.cluid.ie/cost-rental/

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