Leasing


Laois County Council welcomes expressions of interest from property owners who wish to lease apartments/houses to the Council for social housing.  Both short term and long term leasing arrangements are available.

Long Term Leasing

For Long Term Leasing, the lease term can be from 10 to 25 years and the property owner will be paid up to 80% of the market rent (85% for properties subject to significant management fees).  The Council will be responsible for all non-structural maintenance of the property and be landlord to the tenant for the duration of the lease.

LTL01 – Long Term Leasing Proposal Form

Short Term Leasing

The lease term for Short Term Leasing is 1 to 10 years and the property owner will be paid up to 92% of the market rent (95% for properties subject to significant management fees).   There are 2 types of agreements available as follows:

Single Tenancy Agreement

With a Single Tenancy Agreement, there is no ongoing ‘availability’ agreement between the landlord and the local authority.  The Agreement is entered into only for as long as the existing tenant resides in the property and the Agreement is terminated when the tenancy has ceased.  The landlord is responsible for internal and structural maintenance of the property and management of the tenancy.

Rental Availability Agreement

Under the terms of the Rental Availability Agreement, the landlord agrees to make the property available for a specific period to nominees of the local authority.  The local authority will nominate tenants when vacancies arise.  Under the RAA, the local authority has exclusive use of the property while the landlord is obliged to be landlord to the tenant nominated by the local authority.  The landlord is responsible for internal and structural maintenance of the property and management of the tenancy.

INFORMATION LEAFLET FOR LANDLORDS

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FORM