Mayo County Council logo

Repair & Leasing Scheme

General Information on Repair & Leasing Scheme

One of the key components of the Rebuilding Ireland Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness is a new scheme called the Repair and Leasing Scheme.  This newly launched 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 that repair and improvement works, to bring such properties up to the standard for rented accommodation, are funded by the Local Authority.  The cost of the works is then deducted from rent/lease payments over an agreed lease term of at least 10 years.


There are a number of requirements in relation to the scheme:


  • The house must be vacant for at least one year.
  • There must be a social housing demand for the property.
  • The property has to be assessed as being viable to provide accommodation.
  • The maximum funding available is €40,000, inclusive of VAT.
  • Where the property is a former bedsit being brought into line with the Standards for Rented Houses, funding of up to €50,000, inclusive of VAT, is available.
  • Where a property requires repairs to bring it up to the standard for required for rented properties, the RLS will pay for the repairs up-front in return for the property being made available to be used as social housing for a period of at least 5 years under either a direct lease or Rental Availability Arrangement with the local authority.
  • The scope and cost of the works are agreed between the owner and the Local Authority.
  • The initiative is not available for private renting.

 For more information, please see Repair and Leasing Scheme FAQs


Why lease your property to Mayo County Council?


  • Upgrade your property at no capital outlay from your own resources.
  • You will have a guaranteed rent.
  • You will have no loss of rent during vacant periods.
  • You will have no collection of rent from tenants.
  • You will not have to find new tenants.
  • You will have no responsibility for repair or maintenance during the leased period.
  • You will have no advertising costs.


For further information and details please contact:  Gerri Joyce (094 90 52004) or Mary Bergin (094 90 52009)


Repair and Leasing Scheme Application Form:  Repair and Leasing Scheme Application Form


Online Services

Can't find what you need?

Report issues with potholes, paths, drainage/flooding, public lighting, illegal dumping and other issues online via the website.

  More Mayo County Council and Local Government Websites