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Waterford City and County Council leads the way in tackling vacancies

St. Joseph’s House, Manor Hill
St. Joseph’s House, Manor Hill

Last month, Dublin City University (DCU) and the Dublin Simon Community published “Opportunities and Challenges of Vacant ‘Above the Shop’ Units (VATSUs) for Residential Use in Ireland.”

According to the report, vacant above the shop units (VATSUs) are particularly complex units to bring into reuse, requiring significantly more flexibility, resources, risk mitigation and absorption, contingency planning, and multi-disciplinary work than other types of vacant units. The report addresses the challenges, opportunities and processes presented by the conversion/reuse of VATSUs for residential use.

Waterford featured prominently in the report as an example of where a local authority can activate and encourage the reuse of vacant above-shop buildings and spaces, in particular due to its widespread take up of the Repair and Leasing (RLS) scheme.

The report noted, “Property owners are working closely with local government officials to renovate vacant properties, including VATSUs, and increase social housing stock in the process. Following on this trend, one business owner has renovated two of their properties using RLS in recent years. Along with stripping both buildings back completely ‘from the floor to the roof’, renovations included putting in new walls, ceilings, floors, rewiring, replumbing, and kitchens. They also had to take out and rebuild the rear wall on one of the buildings, as it was in a poor state of repair, and put in a vented bin store outside each building.”

The continued uptake and delivery through the Repair and Lease scheme were noted, with Waterford accounting for a substantial number of dwellings brought back into use.

More recently in the Dáil on April 9th Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien said, “Waterford City and County Council is the leading local authority in delivering units under RLS.

“It participated in the original pilot scheme, commencing in October 2016. To end 2023, Waterford has delivered 312 homes under RLS, 56% of national delivery.  This includes the largest RLS project to date, St Joseph’s House, Manor Hill, where 71 homes have been created in a previously vacant convent in a city centre location.”

In June last year, the Minister cut the ribbon on the age-friendly housing development at the landmark site on Manor Hill, saying, “Waterford City and County Council is leading the way in delivering new social and affordable homes, and in particular in tackling vacancy which to be frank is a scourge in many villages, towns, and cities across the country.”

The former convent has been transformed with 50 dwelling units located within the main building and 21 located in the various out-building clusters on the site, while the former chapel on the site has been repurposed as a community space for multiple uses by tenants.

Over €4.9 million was approved through the Repair and Lease Scheme, funded by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage.  The funding was provided under Housing for All – A New Housing Plan for Ireland.  The Repair and Lease Scheme has been pioneered in Waterford and is a significant driver in providing high quality affordable housing solutions and at the same time has significantly addressed and delivered the return to use of vacant buildings in Waterford.

In County Waterford, 48% of homes provided to the end of 2023 by RLS are one-bed units, with a further 37% providing two-bed homes.

The Report Opportunities and Challenges of Vacant “Above the Shop” Units (VATSUs) for Residential Use in Ireland  by Michelle Connolly of Dublin Simon Community and Dr Kathleen Stokes of Dublin City University can be found at:

https://www.dubsimon.ie/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/19834_VATSU_Report_Web.pdf

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Image: St. Joseph’s House, Manor Hill

Southeast Homeless Action Plan 2023-2026 launched in Waterford

Waterford City and County Council, along with regional Local Authorities and the Health Service Executive (HSE) launched the Southeast Homeless Action Plan in City Hall on Wednesday, April 10th.

Welcoming the Action Plan, Mayor of Waterford City and County, Cllr Joe Conway said, “The Southeast Homelessness Action Plan sets out an ambitious and challenging vision for addressing and enhancing homeless services across the Southeast. Waterford City and County Council is fortunate to work alongside our Local Authority colleagues and impressive NGOs who are committed to treating people who are experiencing homelessness with dignity and care.

This plan covers a range of actions across six strategic aims which set out the work associated with the ongoing objective to reduce homelessness, provide ongoing support through the Housing First programme for rough sleepers and individuals with complex needs.”

Claire Hartley, Senior Executive Officer with Waterford City and County Council said that the action plan will create a definitive roadmap to augmenting homelessness services through inter-agency collaboration and action.

“This 360° approach to preventing homelessness, reducing homelessness in its duration and providing assistance to those who were formerly homeless, is only possible through cooperation.

“Agencies such as the HSE, housing bodies, voluntary service providers and the Local Authorities of the Southeast; Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford and Tipperary, with Waterford City and County Council designated as Lead Local Authority, are dedicated to the long-term objective of consigning homelessness in the region.”

Mr. Paul Goff, HSE General Manager Social Inclusion, additionally recognised the partnership approach with the Local Authorities and the NGO in striving to achieve the health outcomes within the strategy.

The Southeast Homeless Action Plan has been informed and guided by key policy documents such as:

  • Housing for All, a multi-annual plan which sets out to ensure every citizen has access to a good quality home to purchase or rent at an affordable price.
  • Housing First National Implementation Plan which underpins the Government’s commitment to providing permanent and lasting solutions to rough sleeping and long-term homelessness in Ireland.
  • Implementation of the National Quality Standards Framework for Homeless Services in Ireland which strives to inform service users as to what can expect from homelessness services across the country.
  • Sharing the Vision – A mental health policy for everyone – which recognises that many vulnerable groups, including those who are homeless, have specific needs, which mental health services should be equipped to meet.

For further information or to access the Southeast Homelessness Action Plan 2023-2026 visit https://bit.ly/SoutheastHomelessActionPlan2023-2026

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Images: Free to use: David Murphy Studio

201314: Yvonne Dam – (Homeless Services, Waterford City and County Council), Ann-Marie Cushen (Homeless Services, Waterford City and County Council), Susan Lanigan (Homeless Services, Waterford City and County Council), Emily Kelly (Homeless Services, Waterford City and County Council) & Kristine Phelan (Homeless Services, Waterford City and County Council)

201320: Clare O’Sullivan (Tinteán Housing) & Ann O’Leary (South East Services, South East Simon)

201325: Louise Casey (Homeless Services Lead, Waterford City and County Council), Clare O’Sullivan (Tinteán Housing) & Ann O’Leary (South East Services, South East Simon), Claire Hartley (Housing SEO, Waterford City and County Council) & Anne-Marie Walshe (HSE, Homeless Lead)

201340: Edel Leahy (Focus Ireland), Patrick Connaughton (Carlow County Council) & Brian O’Donovan (Carlow County Council)

201343: Ivan Grimes (Director of Services, Waterford City and County Council), Louise Casey (Homeless Services Lead, Waterford City and County Council), Cllr Jason Murphy, Cllr Frank Quinlan, Cllr Mary Roche, Claire Hartley (Housing SEO, Waterford City and County Council), Cllr Joe Conway (Mayor of Waterford City and County), Cllr Joanne Bailey, Cllr Jim Griffin, Cllr Adam Wyse, Paul Goff (HSE) and Cllr Seanie Power.

Expressions of Interest for the provision of social housing through turnkey acquisition

Expressions of Interest for the provision of social housing through turnkey acquisition

WCCC 24/140 Housing

Request for Expressions of Interest for the provision of social housing through turnkey acquisition

Waterford City & County Council are seeking to purchase 1-, 2-, 3- and 4-bedroom apartments and houses for social housing through turnkey developments in Waterford City & County.

Waterford City & County Council are therefore seeking expressions of interest from private developers and building contractors for housing proposals with permissions for 1-, 2-, 3- and 4-bedroom apartments and houses or in Waterford City and towns and villages within County Waterford. The properties can be new developments or properties with potential for renewal.

All purchases of social housing must be approved by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage.

Please note that Waterford City & County Council are subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2014.

Expressions of Interest Forms are available from the Housing Section, Waterford City & County Council, City Hall, The Mall, Waterford.

Expressions of Interest must be returned clearly marked WCCC 24/140 Housing to:

WCCC 24/140 Housing, Tender Box, Waterford City & County Council, Customer Services, Baileys New Street, Waterford.

The closing date for this Expression of Interest is 29/03/2024.


WCCC 24/141 Housing

Request for Expressions of Interest for the provision of affordable housing through advance purchase turnkey acquisition.

Waterford City & County Council are seeking expressions of interest for the delivery of new dwellings for affordable housing in Waterford City, in accordance with the provisions of The Affordable Housing Act 2021.

In this call, home builders and housing developers are being asked to consider offering properties with planning permission to local authorities under an advance purchase turnkey arrangement. Payment will be on completion. Please note that the requirements under Part V of the Planning and Development Act 2000 as amended will apply in the normal way to all proposals.

The Affordable Housing Act 2021 provides for Local Authorities to acquire, build or cause to be built, affordable dwellings that can be subsequently sold to eligible applicants (assessed by Waterford City & County Council) through direct sales agreements between purchasers and developers.

The Affordable Housing Fund funded by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage will provide a subsidy (based on set criteria as outlined below) that will reduce the cost of a home for first time buyers or those seeking a fresh start. Waterford City & County Council will retain an equity stake of up to 30% of the dwelling.

All submissions made under this Expression of Interest will be assessed and approved by the Housing Agency and the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage.

Please note that Waterford City & County Council are subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2014.

Expressions of Interest Forms are available from the Housing Section, Waterford City & County Council, City Hall, The Mall, Waterford.

Expressions of Interest must be returned clearly marked WCCC 24/141/Housing to:

WCCC 24/141/Housing, Tender Box, Waterford City & County Council, Customer Services, Baileys New Street, Waterford.

The closing date for this Expression of Interest is 29/03/2024.

Waterford City & County Council seeks Expressions of Interest (EoI) for Ardmore Affordable Housing Scheme

Waterford City and County Council is actively considering the development of an affordable housing scheme at Ardmore, Co. Waterford.  Initially, the Local Authority is assessing the viability of, and the need for such a scheme in the area.

The Local Authority Affordable Housing Scheme provides for Local Authorities to make new homes available at a reduced price for first-time buyers whose mortgage and deposit will not cover the price of the home and who are seeking to purchase a newly-built home.

If you are a first-time buyer, unable to get a mortgage for a new home in the Ardmore area, the affordable housing scheme will provide for:

  • The purchase of a home using the income capacity of the purchaser(s) and the maximum mortgage available to them.
  • The Local Authority to take an equity stake in the home to cover the shortfall in the price to a maximum of 40% and a minimum of 5% which can be redeemed at any stage in the future or may be left in place until a future sale of the property.

While the final purchase price of the affordable housing has yet to be determined, the scheme will be targeted at those who cannot access social housing supports and cannot afford to purchase a property on the private market.

If you consider that you may qualify and are interested in declaring an interest provisionally at this point, you are invited to complete an Expression of Interest online survey, subject to the important information contained within the survey and acceptance of the terms outlined in it.

To complete the Expression of Interest online survey, visit Waterford City & County Council (submit.com)

The survey will remain open until 4pm, Sunday December 31st, 2023.

For further information about the Admore Affordable Housing Scheme (EoI) email affordablehomes@waterfordcouncil.ie

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! Important ! Annual Social Housing Assessment

Social Housing Assessment

Waterford City & County Council is currently undertaking the annual Social Housing Assessment.  If you are an approved housing applicant whose file was not reviewed since 11th August 2022 and you are not on RAS, HAP or leasing scheme, you will receive a letter outlining what you need to do to complete the online form.

Please complete the relevant form online at https://waterfordcouncil.ie/services/housing .  If you need a paper form you can obtain this by using the contact information in your letter.

All forms and supporting documentation to be submitted or returned by Friday 29th September 2023.

! Important ! Annual Social Housing Assessment

 

Social Housing Assessment

Waterford City & County Council is currently undertaking the annual Social Housing Assessment.  If you are an approved housing applicant whose file was not reviewed since 11th August 2022 and you are not on RAS, HAP or leasing scheme, you will receive a letter outlining what you need to do to complete the online form.

Please complete the relevant form online at https://waterfordcouncil.ie/services/housing .  If you need a paper form you can obtain this by using the contact information in your letter.

All forms and supporting documentation to be submitted or returned by Friday 29th September 2023.

Annual Social Housing Assessment

 

Social Housing Assessment

Waterford City & County Council is currently undertaking the annual Social Housing Assessment.  If you are an approved housing applicant whose file was not reviewed since 11th August 2022 and you are not on RAS, HAP or leasing scheme, you will receive a letter outlining what you need to do to complete the online form.

Please complete the relevant form online at https://waterfordcouncil.ie/services/housing .  If you need a paper form you can obtain this by using the contact information in your letter.

All forms and supporting documentation to be submitted or returned by Friday 29th September 2023.

Request for Expressions of Interest for the provision of social and affordable housing through turnkey acquisition

Waterford City & County Council are seeking to purchase 1-, 2-, 3- and 4-bedroom apartments and houses for social and affordable housing through turnkey developments in Waterford City & County.

 

Waterford City & County Council are therefore seeking expressions of interest from private developers and building contractors for housing proposals with permissions for 1-, 2-, 3- and 4-bedroom apartments and houses or in Waterford City and towns and villages within County Waterford. The properties can be new developments or properties with potential for renewal.

All purchases of social and affordable housing must be approved by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage.
Please note that Waterford City & County Council are subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2014.

Expressions of Interest Forms are available from the Housing Section, Waterford City & County Council, City Hall, The Mall, Waterford.
Expressions of Interest must be returned clearly marked WCCC 23/520 Housing to:
WCCC 23/520 Housing, Tender Box, Waterford City & County Council, Customer Services, Baileys New Street, Waterford.

The closing date for this Expression of Interest is as per the e-tenders notification (29/09/2023).

Mount William housing estate celebrates with day of family-fun festivities

Almost a year to the day since Mount William estate was officially opened by the then Mayor of Waterford City and County, Cllr. John O’Leary, the residents hosted a charity family street play day.

 

 

 

 

On Saturday, August 19th, families from Mount William enjoyed a whole heap of fun and festivities including a bouncy castle, a visit from Nore Valley Mobile farm and Celtic Thunder Chapter Ireland Bike Club, an ice cream van, and games galore hosted by Waterford City and County Council’s Community team.

The celebrations were organised by the Mount William Residents Association with Mayor of Waterford City and County, Cllr. Joe Conway in attendance.

The mayor said “It’s great to be part of such a strong community initiative.  My predecessor officially opened this estate a year ago and it’s evident that in that time the sense of community has flourished.  From the young to the young at heart and everyone in between, Mount William encapsulates what good neighbours are all about.”

On the day there was also a charity raffle with all proceeds going to St. Vincent de Paul.

Residents Association Committee member Sue Jackson said the family fun day was a real success.  “We are delighted that so many friends and neighbours from the estate came out to enjoy the festivities.  There has always been a great community spirit in the estate and that was evident today by the numbers of families that got involved, had some fun and helped raise money for a very worthy charity.

“We also got great support from local businesses that donated spot prizes for the raffle and sponsored the refreshments for the event.  As a relatively new estate, it gives me great hope for the future that this community will continue to form a sense of identity and strong bonds, both within the estate itself and the wider area.”

Micheal Murphy, Waterford City and County Council Estate and Tenancy Manager added, “Since the day families began moving into their homes here in Mount William, there has been such a positive energy about the place.  It’s testament to the resident’s association that has ensured that the sense of community and connectivity is maintained.”

Mount William, a housing development on the Williamstown Road comprises of 65 units, predominantly two and three bedrooms and was built by Liam Neville Developments.

 

Waterford City and County Council’s approach to Urban Vacancy recognised

 

 

Waterford City has featured prominently in the recently published report Urban Vacancy in Ireland: Assessing Recent Responses and Opportunities.

This is the second and final policy output of the Irish Research Council-funded project Rethinking Urban Vacancy, led by Dr Cian O’Callaghan in partnership with Dublin City Council’s Housing Observatory. The report is co-authored by Dr Kathleen Stokes (University of Galway), Dr Cian O’Callaghan (Trinity College Dublin), and Dr Maedhbh Nic Lochlainn (University of Luxembourg).

The report outlines recent responses to urban vacancy in Ireland and the challenges and lessons drawn from the experience in the cities of Waterford, Cork and Dublin.

It was noted that Waterford City has recently undergone considerable transformations through area-based regeneration, which include the city’s Cultural Quarter and Viking Triangle.

The report highlighted that in policy and local governance circles, Waterford has been recognised as a national leader for its proactive efforts to bring urban vacant residential properties back into use.

In some instances, the Local Authority has directly purchased and converted properties, while many other properties have been brought back into use by encouraging property owners to avail of RLS support. Waterford City and County Council has also promoted the ongoing planning exemption for units over shops to be converted into residential dwellings, with funding from the Living City Initiative.

With over 140 units completed, Waterford’s promotion of Repair and Lease has had a significant impact on the city and suggests that it is possible to encourage and incentivise property owners to bring properties back into use, particularly with the promise of a guaranteed rental income and interest-free loans for repairs.

Officials and developers alike framed Waterford City and County Council’s active approach towards vacant housing as a necessity for the city, which they suggest will encourage complementary efforts by the private sector and property owners in the city.

The report also stated that, amongst interviewees, Waterford was repeatedly upheld as a relative success story in terms of Local Authority responses to vacancy and suggested that ease of access to different Local Authority departments and close relations between key actors within and outside of local government have made for a relatively smooth process when bringing properties back into use.

For further information and advice on help and supports available, please contact vacanthomes@waterfordcouncil.ie or derelictsites@waterfordcouncil.ie

 

Funding Increase for Repair and Lease Scheme

Waterford City & County Council are delighted to announce that the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage have confirmed that the maximum funding available under the Repair and Leasing Scheme has been increased from €60,000 to €80,000, including VAT, per unit.

This funding increase provides for recent cost increases and will allow even more vacant properties to be brought back into use. The Repair and Lease Scheme is complimentary to the Vacant Property Refurbishment Grant that is available for owner-occupiers and private rental.

Please contact the Vacant Homes Team in Waterford City & County Council for more information on vacanthomes@waterfordcouncil.ie

Waterford City and County Council receives €9M to tackle long-term vacancy & dereliction

The Taoiseach, Tánaiste, Ministers Eamon Ryan and Darragh O’Brien announced details on the 11th July of a €150 million fund which will be allocated to tackle long-term vacancy and dereliction in towns and cities across Ireland. Waterford City and County Council have received a €9M allocation. This was one of the highest allocations, second only to Dublin City Council, in the country.

Announced as part of the quarterly Housing for All progress update, the funding will be available to local authorities for towns and cities eligible for the Urban Regeneration Development Fund (URDF). Within County Waterford the URDF centres are Waterford City, Dungarvan and Tramore.

The allocation of funding received follows the comprehensive submission by the Council where it identified suitable projects to increase the housing stock within the Metropolitan Area and Dungarvan. The Council will receive a grant for the entire 100% cost of acquiring suitable long term vacant and derelict properties or sites identified within the Counties URDF Settlements.

Michael Walsh, the CEO of Waterford City and County Council said:

“I am delighted with our allocation of €9M to tackle long term vacancy and dereliction in Waterford. This will transform our key settlements and promote vibrant communities in Waterford City, Dungarvan and Tramore.”

Kieran Kehoe, Director of Service with responsibility for Planning, Corporate, Culture, HR & IS in Waterford City and County Council said:

“This level of funding reflects the high priority that the Government has placed on boosting accommodation and tackling dereliction both nationally and within County Waterford. It also complements several existing schemes which the Council already have in place to tackle vacancy and dereliction. Through this fund we will increase the pace at which vacant and derelict buildings are brought back into productive use as new homes for people.”

The URDF Call 3 fund will help restore and transform the urban heart of many of our communities. It is envisaged that it will provide more homes for people in sustainable locations, allowing them to live close to local services, amenities and employment. Making use of our existing stock in a more efficient way makes clear environmental sense. For further information on the fund and derelict sites, please contact:

derelictsites@waterfordcouncil.ie

Housing Minister announces 277 social and affordable homes in Waterford

Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage Darragh O’Brien TD was in Waterford today (Friday, June 16th) to announce 277 social and affordable homes at six sites across the city and county.

First port of call was An Garrán in Tramore, where along with Mayor of Waterford City and County, Cllr. John O’Leary, the Minister turned the sod on a new Waterford City and County Council development of 50 A-rated residential units, comprising 6 one-bed, 28 two-bed, 11 three-bed and 5 disabled access two-bed units.

The Minister then visited and met with residents of Slí na Coille, Clúid Housing’s newest social housing development.  The scheme is a mix of houses, apartments and duplexes and provides secure, high-quality homes for 27 families. The residents came from Waterford City and County Council’s housing list and began moving into their new homes in August of 2022.

Mayor O’ Leary said, “It’s heart-warming to visit Slí na Coille.  Having met with the residents there is an evident overarching theme and that is community, the sense of which is palpable.  What started out as bricks and mortar have very quickly been transformed into homes, places of security and belonging for the residents.

“I’d like to commend the dedication of Clúid Housing in bringing this latest scheme to fruition, which brings the number of homes in Waterford owned or manged by them to 231.”

In the city, Minister O’Brien visited Summerfields and met with developers Whitebox Developments.  The development consists of 92 units and form part of Waterford City and County Councils’ Affordable Purchase Scheme, along with the development at Deerpark, which comprises 25 affordable homes. Under the Local Authority Affordable Purchase Scheme, homes are available at a reduced price for first-time buyers whose mortgage and deposit do not cover the price of the home.

At St. Joseph’s the Minister cut the ribbon on an age-friendly housing development on the landmark site of Manor Hill.  The former convent has been transformed into 71 dwellings, with 50 units located within the main building and 21 located in the various out-building clusters on the site, while the former chapel on the site has been repurposed as a community space for multiple uses by tenants.

Over €4.2 million was approved through the Repair and Lease Scheme, funded by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage.  The funding was provided under Housing for All – A New Housing Plan for Ireland.  The Repair and Lease Scheme has been pioneered in Waterford and is a significant driver in providing high quality affordable housing solutions and at the same time has significantly addressed and delivered the return to use of vacant buildings in Waterford.

Minister O’Brien said, “Waterford City and County Council is leading the way in delivering new social and affordable homes, and in particular in tackling vacancy which to be frank is a scourge in many villages, towns, and cities across the country. I can only commend them on what has been a fantastic day, visiting numerous housing developments which are either underway or have just been completed.

“I want to particularly mention the St. Joseph’s development. I visited St. Joseph’s back in March 2022 when works were underway and I am blown away by what I saw today. The progressive nature of this Local Authority has helped to bring that project to fruition and I congratulate everyone involved in it. Housing for All will see us deliver more projects like these, and at scale too,” he concluded.

At St. Joseph’s Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People, Mary Butler TD also launched Waterford’s Age Friendly Strategy 2023-2028, saying, “I am delighted to be launching the second ever Waterford Age Friendly Strategy 2023-2028, as we cut the ribbon on an age-friendly housing development on this landmark site. This pioneering development for Waterford, one which I hope to see replicated around the country, sees a former convent and chapel transformed into 71 dwellings and multi-use community space for tenants.

“As Minister for Older People, I look forward to further development of Waterford as a leading age friendly county in the coming years.”

The final visit to Waterford’s housing developments was to Ostmen Place, where the Minster was joined by Waterford Metropolitan Mayor, Cllr. Jason Murphy.  Ostmen Place is a new social housing development consisting of 14 new social housing units in Ballytruckle, providing a mix of one, two and three-bedroom units.

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Free to use images: Noel Browne

3/ 5/6 / 7 – Senator John Cummins, Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People, Mary Butler TD, Mayor of Waterford City and County Cllr John O’Leary, Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage Darragh O’Brien TD and Marc Ó Cathasaigh TD

8 – At the launch of Waterford’s Age Friendly Strategy were Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People, Mary Butler TD, Mayor of Waterford City and County Cllr John O’Leary, Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage Darragh O’Brien TD, Waterford City and County Council Chief Executive, Michael Walsh, and members of Waterford’s Older Peoples Council and Waterford City and County Council Community staff.

  1. Sod turning at An Garrán
  2. Ribbon cutting at Slí na Coille.

Deadline this week – Notice of Rent Review 2023

A Rent Review is currently being carried out for all Social Housing Tenants.

In order to ensure that we have the household correct and up to date details, tenants are requested complete the Rent Review Form regarding their household makeup and income details.  This document has been posted to all tenants but is also available below.

It is the tenant’s responsibility under their Tenancy Agreement to ensure that they submit the correct details to the Council for rent calculation purposes. Failure to return the form fully completed with the relevant proofs of income may result in a penalty rent being applied to the account.

Before returning the completed form, please ensure to include details of ALL occupants and the following relevant documents:

  • If in full/part time employment supply 3 recent consecutive payslips for all household members who are in employment.
  • If Self-employed submit recent Notice of Tax Assessment from Revenue.
  • Aged 18 and over in fulltime education submit proof from school or college.
  • Occupant Moved In provide the date of occupancy and previous address.
  • Occupant moved out provide the date they left and proof of new address.

Please return the form fully completed with relevant proofs of income by Monday 12th June 2023 to the Customer Service Desk, Waterford City & County Council, Bailey’s New St. Waterford X91 XH42, or Civic Offices, Davitt’s Quay Dungarvan, Co. Waterford X35 Y326.

Alternatively completed forms and supporting documentation can be scanned to the email address below.

Queries: rentreview@waterfordcouncil.ie | 051 849923