The Minimum Standards apply to all privately rented properties that are currently let or available for letting. All landlords have a legal obligation to ensure that their rented properties comply with the regulations, which are the Housing (Standards for Rented Houses) Regulations 2019 (full regulation can be viewed on

What do the Minimum Standards cover –

Regulation 4 - Structural Condition

Regulation 5 - Sanitary Facilities

Regulation 6 - Heating Facilities

Regulation 7 - Food Preparation, Storage and Laundry

Regulation 8 - Ventilation

Regulation 9 - Lighting

Regulation 10 – Fire Safety

Regulation 11 – Refuse Facilities

Regulation 12 – Gas, Oil and Electricity

Regulation 13 - Information

Details on each Regulation can be viewed here.

How are the Regulations enforced:

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council  has a legal obligation under the above legislation to enforce the minimum standards and it does so by inspections - both estate based and random spot checks.

Inspections are done by Authorised Officers on behalf of the Council and may include Environmental Health Officers, Council staff or private contractors. All will carry ID and inspections are normally done on an appointment basis unless an emergency exists.

Please note, there is no legal requirement for the Council to notify a landlord of an inspection and there may be penalties  imposed for obstructing access or impeding an Authorised Officer in the course of their duty up to and including prosecution in the District Court.

However, as a matter of courtesy, we do endeavour to contact the landlord to advise of our intention to inspect.

Once an inspection is completed, the landlord will be notified in writing of any contraventions and given a timeframe to address them. All inspections are followed up by the Council and enforcement proceedings brought against cases of non-compliance.


Contacting the Housing Standards Section

Contact us by phone (01-2054334) or by email (

Please provide the following details:
- Name
- Address
- Contact details
- Details of complaint
- Name and address of landlord

A complaint cannot be processed if:
- They are made anonymously.
- The issue is not a matter for Housing Standards.
- There is insufficient information provided to investigate.


Prohibition Notices

Where a landlord fails to comply with an Improvement Notice in accordance with section 18A, the housing authority may give notive in writing (in this Act referred to as a "prohibition notice") to the landlord of the house concerned. The section below contains a list of Prohibition Notices served under the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1992 by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.

  1. Apt 2, Castle Court, Ballinteer Road, Dundrum, Dublin 14
  2. 48 Clarinda Park East, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
  3. 9A The Mews, Woodbrook Downs, Dublin Road, Bray, Co. Dublin
  4. “Legende”, Falls Road, Shankill, Co. Dublin
  5. 1 Willow Park, Druid Valley, Tullyvale, Co. Dublin
  6. 103A Allen Park Road, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin
  7. Flat 11, 35 Alma Road, Monkstown, Co. Dublin
  8. 146 Oliver Plunkett Road, Monkstown, Co. Dublin
  9. 58 Carysfort Ave., (Common Areas) Blackrock, Co. Dublin
  10.  58 Carysfort Ave., (Ground Floor Left Flat) Blackrock, Co. Dublin
  11.  58 Carysfort Ave., (First Floor Left Flat) Blackrock, Co. Dublin
  12.  49 Bracken Hill, Sandyford, Dublin 18
  13. Flat 1, 8 Abbey View, Monkstown, Co. Dublin
  14. Flat 3, 8 Abbey View, Monkstown, Co. Dublin
  15. Common Areas, 8 Abbey View, Monkstown, Co. Dublin
  16. 97 Rathsallagh Park, Shankill, Co. Dublin