South Dublin County Council

Buying your Home

The Council facilitates eligible applicants to purchase a home on the open market or through the 1995 Tenant Purchase Scheme (this scheme expires on the 31st December 2012).  

Once you have purchased your home, our Loan Accounts Section then manage your account and assists with any redemption or other queries.

If you want to redeem your loan, please request your redemption figures by completing a Request for Redemption Figures form or contact 01-4149000 ext: 7138  or email cccounter@sdublincoco.ie.

Buying Your Council House

Tenant Purchase
Council tenants may apply to purchase their rented property under the 2016 Incremental Tenant Purchase Scheme (documents listed below in the related documents section).  Consent to sale, transfer and purchase ground rent on former Council properties may also be applied for.

For further information please contact 01 414 9000 or email ccounter@sdublincoco.ie

Section 90 Consent
The consent of the Council is required on the first re-mortgage or re-sale of your tenant purchase house. It is also required in regard to transfer of ownership.

Consent to Re-sale of a home bought under the Tenant Purchase Scheme
Under Section 90 of the Housing Act 1966 the first resale of a former local authority dwelling is subject to the approval of the Housing Authority. Vendors and Purchasers must complete the required application form and submit same to the Sales Scheme Section, Housing Department.

  • Consent to Purchase - Vendors Form.
  • Consent to Purchase - Purchaser Form.

Consent to change the ownership of a home bought under the Tenant Purchase Scheme

  • Transfer into Joint Ownership.
  • Consent to Transfer Into Sole Ownership.

Consent to the first re-mortgage of a home bought under Tenant Purchase Scheme
Under Section 90 of the Housing Act 1966 the first remortgaging of a former local authority dwelling is subject to the approval of the Housing Authority.

Application form may be found below in related documents.

Fair Deal Scheme - Consent
The HSE administers the Fair Deal Scheme.   However the consent of the Council is required in regard to putting a charge on the property.

For further information please contact 01 4149000 ext.: 7138 or email cccounter@sdublincoco.ie.

Ground Rent
The Fee Simple/Ground Rent buy out application process relates to the fact that, before 1978, houses were permitted to be sold although the ground they were built upon still remained in the ownership of the Council. Since 1978 houses cannot be sold unless the ground they are built upon is sold with them.

Procedure for Purchase of Fee Simple (Ground Rent)

  • Complete the application form and forward to Sales Scheme Section, Housing Department, South Dublin County Council, County Hall, Tallaght, Dublin 24.
  • Amount of ground rent will be calculated at which time you will be notified in writing of amount due and requested to confirm within one month if you still wish to proceed with the purchase of ground rent. Payment is NOT required at this stage.
  • On receipt of confirmation that you wish to proceed, the matter is sent for Managerial Approval
  • On receipt of Managerial Approval the matter is sent before the Council Members for approval.
  • When approval has been noted in the County Council Minutes you will be written to and requested to pay the outstanding fee.
  • When payment has been received, the matter is referred to the Council’s Law Department as a new Transfer Order has to be prepared with the reference to ground rent deleted. This new Transfer Order will then be sealed and returned to you. The new Transfer Order should be lodged in the Land Registry.

 

Related Documents

Incremental Tenant Purchase Scheme - Information
Document type: Publications - docx
Incremental Tenant Purchase Scheme - Booklet
Document type: Publications - pdf
Incremental Tenant Purchase Scheme - FAQ
Document type: Guidelines - docx
Incremental Tenant Purchase Scheme -Exclusions
Document type: Guidelines - docx
Ground Rent Purchase Form
Document type: Form - doc
Fair Deal Scheme Application
Document type: Form - doc
Transfer into Joint ownership
Document type: Form - doc
Consent to Remortgage
Document type: Form - doc
Consent to Transfer a Loan
Document type: Form - doc
Consent to Transfer into Sole Ownership
Document type: Form - doc
Consent to purchase - vendor
Document type: Form - doc
Consent to purchase - purchaser
Document type: Form - doc