Student rents to remain high as Covid-19 outweighed by other factors – The Irish Times

There is no evidence of a fall in rents relating to Covid-19 for students heading to college this autumn due to an ongoing shortage of supply, according to a new study.

The Daft Student Housing Report found the average asking price in Dublin for a room in a shared property was €680 a month, up 0.3 per cent on the same time last year. In other parts of the country, the average rent was €462 a month, up 2.8 per cent year on year.

The rent sought for a full property increased by 1.2 per cent on average in the year to July but was largely unchanged in Dublin city, rising by just 0.2 per cent.

The increase comes despite many colleges offering courses partially online, which may have led some students not to seek accommodation until early next year.

Many prospective students had been hoping that a reduction in

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