Friday 9 December 2016

We are becoming a nation of renters, but at what cost?

Published 17/06/2016 | 02:30

'If current trends continue, we should not expect a sufficient number of new homes to meet demand to come onto the market any time soon.' Photo: Bloomberg
'If current trends continue, we should not expect a sufficient number of new homes to meet demand to come onto the market any time soon.' Photo: Bloomberg

Whatever about annual increases  averaging almost 9pc, it’s the sheer amount of money required to rent a home that perhaps demonstrates the appalling mess the rental market is in.

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A modest two-bed apartment averages almost €960 per month, but ranges in price from €335 to €2,150.

A three-bed semi-d is €855, but average rents well in excess of €1,000 are not uncommon.

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