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Kildare's Housing Standards Under Scrutiny: 546 Inspections And 440 Improvement Letters Issued Last Year

The government has earmarked €9 million in funding to support local authorities in conducting inspections.

Local authorities across Ireland have ramped up inspections of private rented accommodation.

In 2022, over 49,000 inspections were conducted, a substantial increase from approximately 25,000 in 2020.

Figures from January to September 2023 reveal a continued upward trend, with over 48,000 inspections conducted.

Kildare County Council conducted 546 inspections during this period.

 A total of 440 improvement letters were issued by the council, with 21 improvement notices issued.

It also issued five prohibition notices during the same period. This notice informs the landlord not to re-let the property until they fix the breach in regulation.

In a bid to uphold housing standards for private rental accommodations, the government has earmarked €9 million in funding to support local authorities in conducting inspections.

The commitment is part of the broader initiative outlined in Housing for All, which aims to achieve a 25% target for inspecting all private residential tenancies since 2021.

The below is an overview of statistics for each local authority.

Local Authorities Total Inspections Q1 -Q3 2023 Total Improvement Letters Issued Q1-Q3 2023 Total Improvement Notices Served Q1-Q3 2023 Total Prohibition Notices Served

Q1-Q3 2023


Legal Action Initiated

Q1-Q3 2023
Carlow County Council 197 84 0 0 0
Cavan County Council 185 118 2 0 0
Clare County Council 986 653 6 0 0
Cork City  Council 10552 8303 0 0 0
Cork County Council 1477 1273 18 6 0
Donegal County Council 1407 1288 5 0 0
Dublin City Council 5449 2365 746 106 2
Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council 2971 1922 10 5 0
Fingal County Council 5834 3086 5 2 0
Galway City Council 206 159 0 0 0
Galway County Council 1474 1290 55 3 0
Kerry County Council 979 785 0 0 0
Kildare County Council 546 440 21 5 0
Kilkenny County Council 168 120 2 0 0
Laois County Council 855 733 12 1 0
Leitrim County Council 368 0 198 0 0
Limerick City & County Council 1239 754 2 0 0
Longford County Council 418 330 12 0 0
Louth County Council 287 178 44 7 0
Mayo County Council 198 134 6 1 0
Meath County Council 3565 2943 57 0 0
Monaghan County Council 378 288 0 0 0
Offaly County Council 387 386 0 0 0
Roscommon County Council 593 396 0 0 0
Sligo County Council 785 0 303 0 0
South Dublin County Council 2198 1445 0 0 0
Tipperary County Council 1015 905 58 0 0
Waterford City & County Council 1260 1145 0 0 0
Westmeath County Council 905 474 0 0 0
Wexford County Council 818 693 3 0 0
Wicklow County Council 607 643 2 0 0
TOTALS 48,307 33,333 1567 136 2

 

 

 

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