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Repair and Leasing Scheme for Vacant Houses - The Repair and Leasing scheme in 2017 was introduced with a view to bringing vacant properties back into use for social housing. A number of improvements have been made to the original scheme.

Date Released: 08 February 2018

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The Department of Housing Planning and Local Government introduced the Repair and Leasing scheme in 2017 with a view to bringing vacant properties back into use for social housing. A number of improvements have been made to the original scheme.

The key changes are that in addition to the traditional social leasing arrangement, property owners can opt for a Rental Availability Agreement (RAA) whereby the rental level is increased from 80% to 92% of market rent in return for the owner taking on the role of landlord including responsibility for maintenance of the property.  The minimum lease term has also been reduced to 5 years.

For further details on the scheme, Frequently Asked Questions and Application Form visit: http://www.meath.ie/CountyCouncil/Housing/RepairandLeasingScheme/ 

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