Brendan GriffinKerry TD Brendan Griffin has proposed a new scheme aimed at providing long-term rental accommodation. The Rental Renovation Scheme aims to bring uninhabitable properties up to standard through a local government grant. Refurbished properties would then be available to the local authorities free of rent for a period equivalent to the value of the grant. The Fine Gael deputy says areas experiencing a shortage in long-term private rentals could benefit greatly from the scheme: [audio_player src=”http://media.radiokerry.ie/mediamanager/embed/audio/55033/medium/”] He says the scheme would be cost-effective: [audio_player src=”http://media.radiokerry.ie/mediamanager/embed/audio/55034/medium/”]