In order for transfers to be considered, in accordance with Meath County Council’s Housing Allocations Scheme below, there must be a material change in the household’s housing need which can be demonstrated.
This change in need should not have been a factor in the first allocation of housing support to justify a transfer.
Transfers will not be considered within two years of an allocation of housing support.
Under What Circumstance will a Transfer be Considered?
Council tenants including applicants for transfer from the Rental Accommodation Scheme, Voluntary Housing Bodies or Social Leasing will be considered for a transfer to other Council dwellings under the following circumstances.
- Where elderly and other small households wish to surrender family type accommodation and move to smaller accommodation.
- Medical/compassionate reasons
- Exceptional circumstances
As well as the above, tenants seeking a transfer must fulfill the following requirements to the satisfaction of the housing authority: -
- Hold tenancy in their present dwelling for a period of at least two years.
- Have a clear rent account for at least six months.
- Have all service and other charges paid up to date and confirmation of same submitted with application. i.e. receipts for water, power supply, fuel(gas/oil).
- Have kept their dwelling in satisfactory condition
- Have complied with all conditions of their Letting Agreement, and
- Have no record of anti-social behaviour.