Ronan Lyons | Personal Website
Ronan Lyons | Personal Website

February 2012

Buyer power: Latest rent figures suggest review of rent supplement will have an impact

Where is there oversupply in the Irish rental market? And where might there be shortgages? This post reviews the figures from the latest Daft.ie Rental Report, whose commentary is given by Minister Joan Burton. The headline figures suggest stability in rents, but that hides very different trends between the major urban markets, Dublin and Cork in particular, and the smaller rental markets. A comparison of supply and demand across the country suggests that rents should be falling faster in many parts of the country – turning the focus back on to rent supplement levels. Read more