Rental Accommodation Scheme

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The Rental Accommodation Scheme is a new scheme for people who have been receiving long-term rent supplement (in excess of 18 months) and who need long-term housing by Offaly County Council.

Under the Scheme, Offaly County Council will negotiate contracts with landlords for the use of their properties for medium to long term use whereby the Council provide accommodation to those who have been in receipt of Rent Supplement for at least 18 months and who have a real, long term housing need which they cannot meet from their own resources.

This exciting new Public Private Partnership offers advantages for the Council, the landlord and the Tenant will become an integral part of Social Housing Provision in Offaly.

Tenants

The Scheme will provide additional, good quality accommodation for people receiving rent supplement and it will help the local authorities to provide long-term housing for people who need it.

The security of tenure and protections offered by the Private Rented Tenancies Board make living in RAS accommodation a realistic and attractive medium to long-term housing choice.  In addition, tenants will also have access to a range of housing supports.

Landlords

The Council will enter into contractual arrangements with landlords and will assume responsibility for making prompt monthly payments to landlords for the duration of the contract.  The landlord will not have to collect rent or fill vacancies and the Council will pay the rent even if the property is vacant.

Landlords interested in this scheme should complete a registration form and return to Offaly County Council.  This form is available on the attached link Landlord Registration Form


Contact Information:

Rental Accommodation Scheme Section,
Housing Department,
Offaly County Council,
Offaly County Council,
Áras an Chontae,
Charleville Road,
Tullamore,
Co. Offaly.

Tel: 057-9357409
Email:ras@offalycoco.ie

Useful Links

Residential Tenancies Act 2004 - A Quick Guide

Frequently Asked Questions - Tenants

Frequently Asked Questions - Landlord