400 Council owned properties lying vacant in Cork City
A lack of private parking, the location of a boiler, and a garden being too small are just some of the reasons people have turned down permanent homes from Cork City Council.
A brand new, three-bedroom house was also rejected because there were only one-and-a-half bathrooms.
In the first seven months of the year more than a quarter of the 542 houses offered by the council were rejected
by prospective tenants.
The Irish Examiner reports all of the homes had been chosen by the applicants on the online Choice Based Letting System.
Over 4,600 people were on Cork City’s social housing waiting list as of the end of July.
There are over 400 Council owned properties lying vacant across the city while more than 400 people are homeless.