Another two areas become Rent Pressure Zones as rent prices continue to soar – TheJournal.ie

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TWO NEW AREAS of the country have now met the criteria to become Rent Pressure Zones (RPZs). 

This comes as the latest rent index report from the Residential Tenancies Board has been published, which has found that the standardised national average rent over €1,200 per month. 

From April to June 2019, the standardised national rent was €1,202 per month, according to the RTB. That’s up from €1,123 one year earlier. 

The report is compiled in conjunction with the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) and is based on 19,047 tenancies registered with the RTB in the same quarter. 

New rent pressure zones

Based on the rental data from the latest report, two more local electoral areas have now met the designation criteria for Rent Pressure Zones (RPZs) – the local electoral areas of

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