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Important Update regarding Long Term Leasing Scheme with Local Authorities

The Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage recently published Housing for All – a New Housing Plan for Ireland.

With the focus of the Plan firmly on new-build delivery, Housing for All aims to phase out the current long term leasing models to new entrants over the period of the Plan. Local Authorities have been informed that the delegated authority under which they could enter into lease agreements will cease from the end of 2021.

Waterford City & County Council continue to seek expressions of interest from property owners, however the Council can only commit to lease agreements that can be executed by the end of 2021. This does not affect existing lease agreements already entered into.

Our priority demand is for 1, 2 and 3-bed units (apartments and houses), in that order, in the larger settlements in Waterford.

Please direct all enquiries to Leasing@waterfordcouncil.ie.

Please note that the Repair and Lease Scheme for the return to use of vacant properties remains available under Housing for All.

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