“The situation as it currently stands is unsustainable. We need more properties to come on stream and one way this can happen is for owners of vacant properties to release the potential of their empty residence and bring the property back into use” says Tom Gilligan, instigator of the website VacantHomes.ie.
Leitrim people urged to use vacant homes website to help provide a home to families and individuals with a housing need.
Leitrim people are being urged to use vacant homes website to log empty properties with a view to bringing them back into use.
Owners of vacant homes are being urged to bring their properties back into use in order to increase the housing supply
With the recent announcement that just 2,700 properties are available to rent nationwide, Tom Gilligan, Director of Services at Mayo County Council is urging vacant home property owners to take action and help increase the housing supply.
“There is a vacant homes website where people can register properties they think are vacant” Ms Mulholland said.
If you are aware of a vacant home in your area please go to www.vacanthomes.ie and enter the details. We will try to contact the owner in order to bring the property back into use.
The Minister of State for Housing and Urban Development, Damien English, T.D., launched (10th April,2019) a manual to help property owners, the public, local authorities and the construction industry to developing vacant buildings. Bringing Back Homes – Manual for the reuse of existing buildings aims to help increase housing supply as well as rejuvenate town centres and city streets.
Good work from Councils; Mayo, Dublin City and Westmeath, also The Peter McVerry Trust and Tuath Housing in bringing vacant homes back into use.
Good read from Linda Daly, Market Watch – The Sunday Times
Benefits for families with a housing need. The creation of these new homes will protect services and help stimulate the local economy.