Repair and Leasing Scheme

Do you have a vacant property?

Thursday, May 04, 2017

The Repair and Leasing Scheme, is a key area of Minister Simon Coveney’s Rebuilding Ireland plan. The scheme targets vacant properties and secures them for social housing, by financing the cost of repairs. The scheme aims to bring up to 800 vacant properties back into use as new homes for families on local authority waiting lists.

How does it work?

If your property requires repairs to bring it up to standard for letting, a local authority or approved housing body (AHB) will pay for this repair work up-front in return for the property being made available for social housing through a lease for a period of at least 10 years.

As an Approved Housing Body (AHBs), Dublin Simon Community can work with local authorities and property owners to identify properties and bring the properties up to the required standard. AHBs may sign lease arrangements with property owners, on behalf of, and with the agreement of local authorities. These properties will then be managed by the AHBs on behalf of the local authorities. The tenants who will occupy these properties will be social housing tenants

The property owner will have no role in managing the property, which will be handled by the local authority or AHB, which will also ensure it is maintained.

How to get involved?

Owners of houses or apartments that have been vacant for at least one year and which require an amount of repairs to bring the property to the required standard for rented properties should contact their us and express an interest in the scheme.

For more information on Dublin Simon Community’s role in the scheme and how to get involved please contact or

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