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Repair and Leasing Scheme – An opportunity for owners of vacant homes

This Scheme aims to bring vacant homes back into use to provide social housing. 

Homes must be: 

• vacant for at least twelve months,
• within our administrative area.

An interest free loan of up to €60,000 is available to home owners. This helps with the cost of bringing homes up to private rented standards.

To assess a homes suitability, we look at: 

• the demand for social housing in the area,
• the current housing in the area as part of the goal of sustainable communities.

If you are the owner of a vacant home and are considering leasing the home to us, contact us at vacanthomes@dlrcoco.ie

Members of the public can register vacant homes in their area on www.vacanthomes.ie

Key Features of the Repair and Lease Scheme are:

• leasing terms from 5 to 20 years are available,
• 80 to 85% market rents are available under longer term leases of 10 or more years,
• up to 95% market rents are available for shorter RAS Availability Ageement terms of 5 to 10 years,
• home owners can choose:

          - to act as landlords and maintain the home under RAS Availability Agreements
          or
          - hand responsibility for the tenant and the day-to-day maintenance of the home to us under longer term leases of 10 to 20 years.

• tenants are assigned from the social housing waiting list,

• the loan repayments are deducted from the leasing payments,
• guaranteed rental payments.

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