Expectations of rent inflation

Similar to our January wave, those living in Leinster are more likely than the general population to believe that rents are going to increase nationally over the next year.

Those living in Dublin are less likely to expect an increase. This is possibly due to the Dublin market reaching a price peak - with rents at a high just 6% below the peak in 2007 according to Daft's recent market report.

When we ask people what percentage they believe rent prices will change by, Dublin rents continue to have the greatest expected increase.

While the expected increase has declined since January, it remains the area with the highest expectation and Ulster/Connaught is the area with the lowest increase rate, but there is no expectation that any area will have decreases.