dlr Partners with ORS to carry out Rental Property Inspections

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Housing Inspection

Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council are partnering with ORS, an experienced contractor, to carry out inspections on properties available for rent in the Dún Laoghaire Rathdown area. Over the coming weeks, ORS will be contacting landlords and tenants in the Dún Laoghaire Rathdown area to schedule inspections. DLR is responsible for enforcing regulations that ensure rented properties provide tenants with a safe and healthy living environment, and this collaboration marks a significant step towards achieving this goal. By law, landlords must comply with the minimum standards and guarantee the safety and well-being of their tenants. ORS will conduct visual inspections in properties available for letting in the private rented market, ensuring compliance with the Housing Standards Regulations 2019.  

An Cathaoirleach, Denis O’Callaghan, Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council said:

"Our partnership with ORS underscores our commitment to ensuring that rental properties in the Dún Laoghaire Rathdown area meet the required standards. We understand the importance of providing tenants with a safe and healthy environment to live in, and through these inspections, we aim to protect their rights and well-being."

ORS are delighted to be working with dlr to ensure compliance with the Housing Standards Regulations 2019. ORS have previously worked on similar large scale residential survey projects for other Local Authorities and Approved Housing Bodies. Their consistency in providing a client focused service and meeting tight deadlines along with their vast experience with this type of project ensures that they will provide a service to the highest quality and standards both for landlords and tenants of private rented accommodation in Dún Laoghaire Rathdown.

To gain access to information regarding the regulations and understand the requirements for rented properties, landlords and tenants can visit our website here

Housing for All, the government's Housing Action Plan, has committed to inspecting 25% of rental properties annually. Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, in line with this commitment, will inspect over 5,000 properties on an annual basis. It is crucial for landlords to understand that if their property does not comply with the minimum standards, prosecution may occur. New standards were introduced in 2019, and the housing standards guide provides a summary of these standards, along with highlighting the obligations for landlords. It is important to note that not all standards are applicable to some AHBs (housing associations) or local authorities.

Guide to Minimum standards for Rented Residential Accommodation

For further details, please contact our Housing Department at 01-2054334 or by email at standards@dlrcoco.ie.


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