Leitrim has highest vacancy rate in country – new report

Leitrim has the highest vacancy rate in the country according to a new report.


In its latest Residential Buildings Report, GeoDirectory revealed that the vacancy rate in Leitrim currently stands at 12.2%.


Donegal has a vacancy rate of 9.4% while the figure in Sligo stands at 8.8%.


The report shows that the North West generally comes out on top as it relates to the number of vacant homes available for potential upgrade.


The figures do not include the likes of vacant and derelict commercial property, such as old shops and pubs or former offices.


Nationally, the number of vacant homes rose by 4.8pc last year.