Leasing Scheme

September 2009


Leasing Scheme


The Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government has established a new leasing initiative for the delivery of social housing.


This new initiative represents an expansion of the options for the delivery of social housing.


Local Authorities have been requested by the Department of the Environment Heritage and Local Government (DoEHLG) to consider proposals from property owners in line with this new initiative.


Submissions are now being sought by Local Authorities from property owners for the provision of suitable houses/apartments for occupation by its social housing applicants. Submissions will only be considered from owners who can provide a minimum of 5 properties. Although a less number of units may be considered.


 Local Authorities will enter into lease agreements with property owners for a period of between 10 and 20 years, with the terms and condition of each lease to be agreed.


Initial expressions of interest can now be made to Local Authorities and should provide the following information:-


· Location and address of the properties.

· Type (House/Duplex/Apartments etc).

· Size of property.

· Number of rooms.

· Indicative market rents.


Interested parties should provide this information on the submission template available at www.environ.ie and on this website. Please see below.


The template should be returned directly to the local authority.


Initial submissions should be addressed to the Director of Housing and the envelope should be clearly marked, ‘Expressions of Interest for Long Term Leasing arrangements.’


Please find an Expression of  Interest form for submission to the Local Authority. Expression of Interest Submission Template (45 Kb)

Please find an Explanatory Memorandum on Long Term Leasing. Explanatory Memo on New Leasing Scheme (33 Kb)

Last update:29/09/2009