RTB Rent Index shows 2.7% annual increase in average rent for Q4 2020 – Leinster Express

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:

“The

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