At the recent Tallaght Area Committee meeting local Councillor Charlie O’Connor enquired on the number of South Dublin County Council vacant properties in the Tallaght area “To ask the Chief Executive to confirm the number of boarded up and unoccupied council houses currently in Tallaght and will he detail actions being taken to allow these houses to be allocated and will he make a statement”.
The Council reply confirmed as of the end of March there are 46 vacant properties ” As part of the procedure, once a property is formally surrendered, Housing Maintenance will secure the property prior to any works taking place. Securing a property typically involves the installation of security screens to ensure a vacant property is not subjected to vandalism. Where security screens are used, they remain in place until the day the new tenant moves in. As of 31 st March 2021, the breakdown and status of the 46 vacant properties in our housing stock in Tallaght South/Central is as follows: Ready for allocation: 18 properties, Works ongoing: 7 properties and Tender stage: 21 properties.Once properties are nearing completion, the Allocations Section are advised of the availability to minimise”.