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 and the cost of the works is then deducted from lease payments over an agreed lease term.

Louth 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 will be carried out by Louth County Council staff who will identify the works required to bring the dwelling to the required standard.

Please contact Louth County Council on the following email repairandleasing@louthcoco.ie for further details or complete and return an enquiry form, available below:

Repair and Leasing Enquiry Form

Repair and Leasing Scheme FAQs