Vacant Homes Office


A Vacant Homes Office has been established by Laois County Council in accordance with the National Vacant Housing Reuse Strategy 2018 – 2021.  The Strategy is informed by the Government’s national housing policy document Rebuilding Ireland: An Action Plan for Housing & Homelessness, which discusses residential vacancy in Pillar Five – Utilise Existing Housing.

The role of the Vacant Homes Office is to identify vacant properties in County Laois, particularly in areas of high demand, and to facilitate their return to use as housing units.  The Vacant Homes Officer will work with property owners to bring vacant properties back into use for social and private housing purposes.

The main scheme available to Laois County Council for this purpose is:

The Vacant Homes Office can be contacted at (057) 866 4000 or via e-mail at

You can also report  properties that you believe to be vacant at and these will be investigated by the Vacant Homes Officer.  You can report these properties anonymously if you so wish.