Rents continue to rise across the north west

Rents have increased across the north west according to the latest Rent Index from the Residential Tenancies Board.

However Leitrim has the lowest rent in the country at €518 per month.

Rents across the regional are continuing to rise but at a slower pace according to the latest rent index from the Residential Tenancies Board.

In the October to December period of this year, the standardised average rent in Sligo was €759 per month, up 9.8 % from the second quarter of the year at €691.

Donegal was joint second lowest with Longford with an average rent of €571, less than half the national average of €1,122.

Rents nationally increased to €1,122 per month between July and September, a €78 increase compared to the same period last year.

The average rent for Dublin was €1,620, an increase of €141 last year.