Rental Prices Fall Again In January By 0.6%

16 February 2015 – Cinco Días

Navarra, Murcia and La Rioja recorded the most significant decreases.

Rental prices decreased again in January by 0.6%, i.e. by a tenth of a point less than in the previous month, representing almost half of the general index (-1.3%) and almost two consecutive years of cumulative decline, according to data published today by the National Institute of Statistics (el Instituto Nacional de Estadística or INE).

By autonomous region, the main decreases were recorded in Navarra (-1.9%), Murcia (-1.8%), La Rioja (-1.8%), Valencia (-1.4%), Madrid (-1.4%), Pais Vasco (-1%), Andalucía (-0.8%) and Castilla-La Mancha (-0.8%). Reductions were also observed in the Canary Islands (-0.3%), Cantabria (-0.3%), Aragon (-0.3%), Asturias (-0.2%), Extremadura (-0.3%), Galicia (-0.3%), Ceuta (-0.3%) and Castilla y León (-0.2%), although these were below the average recorded. Rental prices remained stable in the Balearic Islands and increased only in Melilla (+0.9%) and Cataluña (+0.1%).

On the other hand, house maintenance costs increased by 0.7% year-on-year, i.e. by two percentage points more than the overall rate and were virtually unchanged with respect to the end of 2014.

Original story: Cinco Días

Translation: Carmel Drake

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