If you own a vacant house which has been vacant for 12 months or more then Tipperary County Council would like to hear from you.
A number of schemes are currently in place which will assist in the revitalisation and reoccupation of vacant residential properties.
Repair and Leasing Scheme
The Repair and Leasing Scheme is aimed at owners of vacant properties which may be suitable for social housing.
• It provides a loan to property owners to facilitate necessary repairs to suitable vacant properties.
• It provides the property owners with an income stream that may, otherwise, be unavailable.
The type of lease agreement permitted under the scheme include Rental Availability Arrangements (also known as RAAs or RAS type arrangements). As such a property owner can choose whether to enter into :
(a) A direct lease arrangement or
(b) A Rental Availability Arrangement.
Buy and Renew Scheme
This initiative provides a vacant property owner with an option to sell the property to the local authority.
It is designed to assist in unlocking accommodation potential that exists in vacant properties for social housing use.
As with the Repair & Leasing Scheme, the use of the Buy & Renew Scheme is subject to the suitability of the property for social housing, the condition of the property and the cost of remedial works.
If you are interested in either of these schemes or wish to discuss further then please do not hesitate to contact Tipperary County Councils Vacant Homes Officer:
Tony O’Neill at 0761 065047 or by email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, you can call Tipperary Housing Section at 0761 06 5000 and leave details for the vacant homes officer.