Local authorities help Approved Housing Bodies to manage, buy, build or lease properties for social housing.
Home owners who purchased their house through a local authority purchase scheme must get permission from the local authority to sell, re-mortgage or transfer their interest in the property for the first time.
Local authority mortgage holders who have paid their mortgage in full can apply to the local authority for a certificate to confirm that the property deeds have been transferred.
Local authorities assess applications for social housing based on housing need. Approved applicants are placed on the housing list which is reviewed each year.
Local authorities may support tenants to transfer to another local authority house.
Local authorities may offer housing welfare support to vulnerable tenants who may be in rent or mortgage arrears or experiencing difficulty with their tenancy or living conditions.
Local authorities may form committees to consult with travellers about the Traveller Accommodation Programme.
Local authorities provide information and advice about local authority mortgages such as repayments, interest charges, account statements and insurance.
Local authority mortgage holders who have paid their mortgage in full can apply to the local authority for a statement to confirm that the mortgage is paid.
Local authorities may support someone to move in with an existing tenant in a local authority property.
Local authorities, together with the Department of Justice, may provide housing to those in the Irish Refugee Protection Programme.
Local authorities may apply to the courts to evict tenants or repossess properties where agreement on paying rent arrears or mortgage arrears is unsuccessful.
Local authorities may provide information and advice to returning Irish emigrants on how to apply for housing in Ireland.
Local authorities may support someone who has been living with a tenant in a local authority house to take over the tenancy when it ends.
Local authorities support new and existing tenants to successfully manage their tenancy.
Local authorities consider requests from tenants who no longer want to be local authority tenants.
Local authorities may support travellers living in social housing, group housing schemes or halting sites.