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Covid-19

Emergency Management

26 Mar 2020

Fingal County Council and COVID-19: Help us to help you.

Fingal County Council's public offices are now closed to the general public.

A number of our services can be completed over the phone, by mail or online.

You can contact Customer Care Unit at 01 8905000 . Paperwork can be sent by e-mail. E-mail addresses may be found on our website at www.fingal.ie

Full details can be found here.

 

Fingal Community Response Forum

A dedicated community support helpline and email address has been launched to assist at-risk members of the public in accessing non-emergency and non-medical supports and advice. Find out more here.

Rental Accommodation Scheme - Information For Landlords

 Do you have a property in the Fingal area? We are looking for good quality furnished properties for our Rental Accommodation Scheme.

There are two types of contract available under our Fingal Rental Accommodation Scheme, Vacant contracts and In Situ Contracts.

Vacant Contracts

(Available to property owners with vacant properties only)

Vacant contracts are offered for 6 or 10 years, with competitive rental income guaranteed for the duration of the contract. Both 6 and 10 years contracts are subject to rent reviews every 2 years. Fingal County Council has sole nomination rights on all vacant contracts. 

Vacant properties are accepted for the scheme subject to terms and conditions, including:

  • Potential Landlords remain tax compliant for the duration of the term.
  • Inspection of the property to ensure compliance with the Housing (Standards for Rented Houses) Regulations 2008 (amended 2009).
  • Rent is paid by the local authority directly to the landlord, monthly and in advance.

In Situ Contracts

(Available to landlords with eligible in situ tenants)

In Situ contracts are available for 6 years with competitive rental income guaranteed as long as the in situ tenant remains in the property. If in situ tenant vacates property within contract term the contract expires and vacant possession is given to the landlord.

In Situ tenancies are accepted for the scheme subject to terms & conditions, including:

  • Housing needs of the in situ tenants.
  • Tenants should be in receipt of rent allowance for 18 months or more.
  • Tenants must be approved on the Fingal County Council Housing List.
  • Landlord remaining tax compliant for the duration of the term.
  • Rent is paid by the local authority directly to the landlord, monthly and in advance. 
  • Tenants pay differential rent (12% of their income) to the local authority.
  • The landlord/tenant relationship remains in place.

Our Rental Accommodation Scheme Frequently Asked Questions for Landlords document gives further information on the scheme, and, if you have any questions please contact us, details are at the end of this page. 

Documents 

Rental Accommodation Scheme Frequently Asked Questions for Landlords
 

Rental Accommodation Scheme Application Form For Landlords

Contact Us

By email: [email protected]
By Telephone: (01) 8708425

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