By Moya Galvin
Kilkenny tenants are now paying an average of €55 less in rent per month than they did at the end of last year as the Covid-19 emergency has a downward impact on rents across the country, a new survey reveals.
The latest rental report by the Residential Tenancies Board shows Kilkenny had the sharpest decline in rent of all counties across the country from the last three months of 2019 to the first quarter of 2020.
Local tenants paid an average of €864 a month in the first quarter of 2020. This is a 6% drop from the €919 they paid in the latest three months of 2019.
Annual growth rate was lowest in Kilkenny, where locals paid the same average payments in the first three months of 2019 as average payments in the first three months of 2020.
In Kilkenny city, annual rents have increased by
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