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Housing rents

How is my rent calculated?

Local authority rents are based on a system called Differential Rent. This means that the rent is based on your ability to pay, so if your income is low, your rent will be low; and if your income increases, so will your rent. 

How can I pay my rent?

  • Pay housing rents online
  • Household Budget (Deduction from social welfare payment)
  • Standing Order
  • Direct Debit
  • To your Account manager
  • To the Cash Office located in Ennis, (council headquarters), Ennistymon Area office and the Shannon, Kilrush, and Scarriff Municipal District.

How often must I pay my rent?

Rent must be paid weekly

Page last reviewed: 28/03/23

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Housing rents
Housing and integration department
Clare County Council
Áras Contae an Chláir
New Road
Co. Clare
V95 DXP2
(065) 6846211
(065) 6846279
Opening hours
Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and by appointment only from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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