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Dublin: 16 °C Monday 13 July, 2020

Poll: Do you struggle to pay your rent?

A new report found that the average national rent increased yet again last quarter.

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THE GOVERNMENT HAS designated 19 more parts of the country as Rent Pressure Zones, where rents cannot be increased by more than 4% per year.

It follows a report from the Residential Tenancies Board that the average rent across the country increased 2.1% quarter-on-quarter and by 8.3% in the last year.

Amid the ongoing housing crisis, there have been suggestions that Ireland should follow the lead of Berlin, where it was recently announced that a rent freeze was to be introduced to combat spiralling rents there.

Would these controls help you? We’re wondering: Do you struggle to pay your rent?

Poll Results:

I don't rent (4009)
Yes (3348)
No (2025)
Yes, but only sometimes (1578)
No opinion (341)

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