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VACANT HOUSING REPAIR AND LEASING INITIATIVE

A key component of the Rebuilding Ireland Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness is a new scheme, the Vacant Housing Repair and Leasing Initiative, which targets the delivery of social housing and also ensures that existing housing stock is used to the maximum degree possible.

The basis of the scheme is that repair and improvement works to suitable vacant properties are funded to bring them up to the standard for rented accommodation, the properties are then leased to the Council/Approved Housing Bodies for a minimum of 10 years and the cost of the works is deducted from lease payments over the agreed lease term.

Tipperary County Council will assist property owners to develop the scope of works and also aid the property owner in the completion of the repair works. Property inspections are carried out by Tipperary County Council staff who will identify the works required to bring the dwelling to the required standard.

If you are interested in this scheme please complete and return the enquiry form. The form can be found at:

www.tipperarycoco.ie/housing/vacant-housing-repair-and-leasing-initiative