Do you own a residential property that is vacant for more than one year and requires repairs to bring it up to a standard for renting? If the answer is YES, then you may wish to avail of a new Repair & Leasing Scheme offered by Laois County Council.
The Scheme targets vacant properties as a possible source of social housing and provides property owners with an income stream that may be otherwise unavailable.
The Scheme provides funding for the repairs to bring vacant properties up to the standard for renting, subject to a maximum of €40,000. The cost of the works is then deducted from rent/lease payments over an agreed term of at least 10 years.