Ten­ants urged to buy lo­cal au­thor­ity hous­ing

Bray People - - News -

WICK­LOW Town Coun­cil are in­volved in a mar­ket­ing strat­egy to en­cour­age peo­ple to buy lo­cal au­thor­ity hous­ing they have been liv­ing in for some time.

Cllr. Pat Byrne feels some­thing pos­i­tive can come out of the cur­rent eco­nomic down­turn as house prices con­tinue to drop.

This would make it an ideal time for ten­ants in coun­cil houses to pur­chase.

‘Ten­ants should be en­cour­aged to buy a house if they have been liv­ing there for say 10 to 15 years. Prices are droop­ing and val­u­a­tions are low­er­ing all the time.

‘I re­alise jobs are scarce, and as a re­sult money is tight, but maybe mem­bers of the fam­ily could group to­gether and help their par­ents pur­chase the prop­erty. It would be a great as­set.’

The Coun­cil are cur­rently en­gaged in a mar­ket­ing strat­egy whereby dis­counts are avail­able to ten­ants who have been liv­ing in a premises for a num­ber of years.

Ac­cord­ing to Cllr. Byrne, ‘Peo­ple would be in­ter­ested, par­tic­u­larly if a fam­ily or ten­ants have lived in the same house for a long time.’

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