Estate Management and Anti-Social Behaviour


What is Estate Management?

Estate Management was set up to help improve the social and physical environment in Laois County Council housing estates.

Residents groups are encouraged to participate and be pro-active in the management of their own estates. The Tenant Liaison Officer works directly with Resident Associations, facilitates meetings, provides information, invites consultation and devises work programmes.

*Estate Management deals only with Council Estates*

The Estate Management Section is involved in the following activities:

  • Establish and support Residents Associations.
  • Meet with the Residents Associations on a bi-monthly basis.
  • Pre-Tenancy Courses.
  • Best Estate Competition.
  • Control of Horses 
  • Social Housing – Estate Management Grants – to assist Residents Associations in the development of their estates.
  • Deal with all Anti-social Behaviour and breach of tenancy complaints.

Mobile Caretaker for Aged and Disabled Tenants:

Our Mobile Caretaker visits all our aged and disabled tenants in the County on a rotational basis, assesses their needs, if any, and ensures their needs are met . Also the majority of our aged and/or disabled tenants live alone therefore it is important that the Caretaker calls on a regular basis as it means a lot to them to see a friendly face and to know someone cares enough to call.

 Anti-Social Behaviour

There is an obligation on all tenants to ensure that they do not cause damage or become a nuisance to their neighbours. In particular this means:-

  • No drugs
  • No criminal activity
  • No violence or threats of violence
  • No harassment, or abuse
  • No loud noise
  • Control of animals and no animals other than domestic pets
  • Control of visitors to the tenancy and its environs and tenants responsibility for actions/behaviour of visitors

Laois County Council will endeavour to use all necessary measures to prevent and abate anti-social behaviour. Each complaint of anti-social behaviour will be fully investigated and, if proven, immediate action which could involve the institution of legal proceedings and the termination of tenancy will be taken.

For further information, please read the Anti-Social Behaviour Strategy, adopted by Laois County Council in October, 2010.

 

What to do if you are a victim of Anti-Social Behaviour(ASB)

Contact the Tenant Liaison Officer at 057 866 4043, submit a Complaint Form, or may do so in person at Aras an Chontae, Portlaoise to any official working in the Housing Department

All information provided will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Control of Horses

Under the Control of Horses Act, 1996, Laois County Council is empowered to declare, by means of bye laws, control areas where horses may not be kept with out a license. Laois County Council has made bye-laws declaring part of its functional area to be a control area. A person cannot keep a horse in this “controlled area” without a license.  When a horse is impounded it is taken to the pound in Urlingford, Co. Kilkenny.  In order to have the horse returned a fee must be paid to Laois County Council.

Read the Control of Horses Bye-Laws here.