Property Clinic - Irish Times

This post was created on 09-07-2013 06:07:53

Q I am being relocated, for work purposes, to Ireland and plan to move to Dublin next month with my wife and two children. We hope to rent a three- or four-bedroom house on the northside of the city. What is the average rent a month and could you please advise me of what documentation/information I will need to give the estate agent or landlord?

A In terms of determining the average cost of a house, I suggest that you visit one of the property websites, such as or to source a house for rent.

The average rent will be determined by the area in north Dublin that you wish to live in and there is some variance there.

On average, you could be looking at anywhere in the region from €1,200 to €1,400 per calendar month depending on the property and location.

You should also look at the Private Residential Tenancies Board (PRTB). The online index is populated by Central Statistics Office (CSO) data of actual rent achieved by properties registered with the PRTB which allows for factual benchmarking and is expected to be updated each quarter.

Paul Huberman of H&H Property Management is a member of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland,