Mary has renewed her call for vacant property tax as CSO data reveals 166,00 vacant homes and more than 37,000 in Dublin.
Renovating vacant properties is the fastest and most sustainable way to increase housing supply.
This level of vacancy can’t be countenanced in the face of a housing emergency and the Minister for Finance must commit to a vacant property tax without delay.
We have committed €20billion in Housing For All to deliver an incremental 300,000 homes but the fastest and most sustainable way to increase housing stock is to renovate and reuse vacant housing stock.
It is morally, economically, socially and environmentally wrong to leave properties vacant at a time of such emergency.