Housing


Our Policy is to enable every household to obtain an affordable dwelling house of good quality and standard, suitable to its needs in a safe environment at a tenure of its choice.

The core activities carried out by the Housing section are:

Housing and Accommodation Delivery Programme 2016-2021

  • The Housing Construction Programme including the purchase of dwellings.
  • The Assessment of Housing Needs, the allocation of Local Authority dwellings, and the assessment and collection of housing rents.
  • The promotion of home ownership through Annuity Loans.
  • The improvement of accommodation for elderly and disabled persons through financial assistance.
  • Assisting Voluntary Organisations to provide accommodation for qualifying persons.
  • The provision and management of Traveler Accommodation.
  • The provision of low cost Sites.
  • The registration of Private Rented Dwellings.

 

Contractors, Trades & Security Personnel  2017 – 2018 Panel

Laois County Council is seeking Expressions of Interest from Trades, Services and Contractors who wish to be considered for inclusion on any of the following Panels:

  • Carpenters
  • Painting and Decorating
  • Fitted Kitchens
  • Contractors for general building work

It is intended that the Panels will compliment Laois County Council’s own Housing Maintenance team, if and when work arises by rotation for planned works or direct call-off in emergency situations.

Applicants must pass a health and safety  assessment and submit insurances (€6.5 million public liability insurance and €13 million employers liability insurance) to qualify on the panel. Applicants must also demonstrate they are tax compliant. Applicants who are on the 2016 – 2017 or previous Panels must now reapply. 

The panel will be formed for one year unless a national framework is put in place during this time.  For enquiries and further information contact Pat Treacy, Executive Engineer, Housing Department (057) 866 4000.

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION

Laois County Council undertakes to use its best endeavours to protect confidential and commercially sensitive information provided by you in this tender subject to the Council’ s obligations under Law and including the Freedom of Information Act, 2014.  Should you wish that any of the information supplied by you should not be disclosed because of its sensitivity, you should, when providing the information, identify same and specify reasons for its sensitivity.  If your tender is successful the price will, as a matter of course, be available to the public outside of the scope of F.O.I. legislation.  Laois County Council will consult with you about the release of confidential and commercially sensitive information before making decisions on any F.O.I. request received.  If, having considered your views, Laois County Council is of the opinion that the information should be released in the public interest; you will have the option of appealing the decision to the Information Commissioner.  Please note that in the event that no information is identified by you as sensitive, with supporting reasons, then it is likely to be released in response to a request under the Freedom of Information Acts.