The Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) has published the quarterly Rent Index for the October to December period (Q4) of 2020.
The annual national standardised average rent stayed the same at €1,256 for both Q3 and Q4 of 2020.
The county with the highest standardised average rent in Q4 2020 was Dublin (€1,745 per month) and the counties with the lowest monthly rents were Donegal and Leitrim (€626 per month).
The standardised average rent in Laois is €901.47
At the Local Electoral Area (LEA) level, the LEA with the highest standardised average rent was Stillorgan, County Dublin (€2,385 per month) and the lowest was Carndonagh, County Donegal (€521 per month).
New tenancies continued to account for approximately four-fifths of all registrations at 82.8%, with 17.2% of registrations representing tenancy renewals.
Padraig McGoldrick, Interim Director of the RTB, commented on the latest Rent Index findings:
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