Rent a Room Deal Extended to include Council Homes

Allowing Council Tenants to Rent out Rooms

The Government hopes to add the equivalent of 28,000 homes across the country by allowing council tenants to rent out rooms in their houses for up to €14,000 a year, tax-free.

Under the current Rent-a-Room scheme, property owners can rent out rooms in their houses and apartments for €14,000 tax-free per year.

Senior ministers agreed at Cabinet to extend the scheme to all housing types, including local authority council homes.

For the first time, council tenants will also be able to rent out their spare bedrooms as increasing numbers of landlords sell up and the rental market shrinks.
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