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The Minimum Standards apply to all privately-owned homes and approved housing bodies (AHB’S) which are rented or available to rent.  These standards are set out in the regulations and all landlords and approved housing bodies (AHB’s)have a legal duty to make sure your rented home meets these standards.

Some areas covered under Minimum Standards include the following:

• Structural Condition, Regulation
• Sanitary Facilities, Regulation 5
• Heating Facilities, Regulation 6
• Food Preparation, Storage and Laundry, Regulation 7
• Ventilation, Regulation 8
• Lighting, Regulation 9
• Fire Safety, Regulation 10
• Refuse Facilities, Regulation 11
• Gas, Oil and Electricity, Regulation 12
• Information, Regulation 13

How are the regulations enforced?

Under this legislation, we are responsible for making sure these standards are kept in rented homes.  We do this as follows:

• We arrange inspections, which can be carried out by Environmental Health Officers, private contractors or by us.
• We try to contact the landlord in advance of the inspection however, there is no legal requirement for us to do that.
• If inspectors are stopped from carrying out their duties, penalties may be applied which may include prosecution in the District Court.
• When the inspection is completed, we will write to the landlord with details of the issues and works to be done.  A timeframe for these to be completed will also be given.
• We follow up on all inspections and bring enforcement proceedings if necessary.

What happens next?

• If landlords do not comply with the minimum standards, it can result in penalties and prosecution. We can issue Improvement Notices and Prohibition Notices to landlords who breach these regulations.
• An Improvement Notice sets out the works that the landlord must carry out to fix the breach.
• If the landlord does not do these works, we can issue a Prohibition Notice, telling the landlord not to re-let the property until the breach has been fixed.

If you think that your home does not comply with the above minimum standards, you should let your landlord know, whether you are renting from a private landlord, a housing association or us. If you think your accommodation is below standard or your landlord refuses to carry out repairs needed, you can contact us.

Contacting details for our Housing Standards Section:

phone 01-2054334 or by email 

When contacting us, you must tell us:

• your name, address and contact details,
• details of complaint,
• the name and address of your landlord.

A complaint cannot be accepted if 

• these details are not given,
• if enough information on the issue(s) is not provide.

Landlords and tenants can also check for additional information from The Residential Tenancies Board or on 01-7028100

Prohibition Notices

Prohibition Notices - Section 18B Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1992 (as amended)

• Apt 2, Castle Court, Ballinteer Road, Dundrum, Dublin 14
• “Legende”, Falls Road, Shankill, Co. Dublin
• 1 Willow Park, Druid Valley, Tullyvale, Co. Dublin
• 103A Allen Park Road, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin
• Flat 11, 35 Alma Road, Monkstown, Co. Dublin
• 146 Oliver Plunkett Road, Monkstown, Co. Dublin
• 49 Bracken Hill, Sandyford, Dublin 18
• Flat 1, 8 Abbey View, Monkstown, Co. Dublin
• Flat 3, 8 Abbey View, Monkstown, Co. Dublin PN served
• Common Areas, 8 Abbey View, Monkstown, Co. Dublin PN served
• 97 Rathsallagh Park, Shankill, Co. Dublin