Rent Pressure Zone

A rent pressure zone is an area where annual rent increases have been at 7% or more in four of the last six quarters and where the rent levels are already above the national average and in these areas, rent increases will be capped at 4% per annum over a three-year period.

The Housing Agency works with the local Authority to apply these areas in the rent pressure zone but not all properties are covered by the 4% increase. Properties that are new to the market or have gone under substantial change can be exempted and resulting in Market Value.

Areas in rent pressure zones:

  • Cobh
  • Maynooth
  • Ballincollig – Carrigaline, Co. Cork
  • Galway City Central
  • Galway City East
  • Galway City West
  • Celbridge – Leixlip, Co. Kildare
  • Naas, Co. Kildare
  • Kildare – Newbridge
  • Ashbourne, Co. Meath
  • Laytown – Bettystown, Co. Meath
  • Rathoath, Co. Meath
  • Bray, Co. Wicklow
  • Wicklow, Co. Wicklow
  • Dublin City Council
  • South Dublin County Council
  • Dun Laoghaire/ Rathdown County Council
  • Fingal County Council
  • Cork City Council
  • Greystones, Wicklow County Council
  • Drogheda, Louth County Council

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