Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council has appointed the Inspex team to carry out proactive inspections of private rented properties in the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council Area.
All privately rented properties must comply with the Housing (Standards for Rented Houses) Regulations 2019. The current minimum standards for rented accommodation specify the requirements in relation to a range of matters including structural repair, sanitary facilities, heating, ventilation, lighting, fire safety as well as the safety of gas and electrical supply.
These minimum accommodation standards apply to all privately rented property that is currently let or available for letting from the larger institutional investors to the small private individuals, approved housing bodies and also includes student accommodation.
All landlords have a legal obligation to ensure that their properties comply with the minimum standards whether a tenant is in receipt of a housing assistance payment or not.
Failure to comply with the minimum standards can result in penalties and prosecution. Dun Laoghaire County Council can issue Improvement Notices and Prohibition Notices to landlords who breach the minimum standards regulations.
Queries in relation to the Housing (Standards for Rented Houses) Regulations 2019 and how compliance may be achieved can be submitted to our online chat facility at www.inspex.ie or follow twitter.com/Inspex_ie where information in relation to compliance is regularly published.