Irish abroad: What could Ireland learn from housing and rent rules where you live?

South Dublin rents now higher than London. Would it affect your decision to move home?

How do rents in Ireland compare to where you live? Photograph: Moodboard/Brand X/Getty

How do rents in Ireland compare to where you live? Photograph: Moodboard/Brand X/Getty

 

The average cost of renting a home in the Republic has increased by €134 a month over the last year, with prices in Dublin climbing by substantially more. A new report by property website Daft.ie shows the average monthly rent in the Republic is at €1,131, with rents averaging €1,784 on the south side of Dublin city, €1,690 in the city centre and €1,553 north of the Liffey. Fiona Reddan examines the reasons for the “rent crisis” here.

What’s the situation like where you live? How do rent prices compare to Ireland? Are prices rising, or have rules been implemented which control spikes like the one Ireland is currently experiencing? What could Ireland learn from housing and rent rules in other countries?

Are you surprised to see such drastic increases in Ireland? If you are considering moving back from overseas to live here, would the high prices affect your decision?

Send your feedback by email to abroad@irishtimes.com. A selection may be published online this week. Thank you.