Vacant Homes

Vacant Homes

South Dublin County Council want to raise awareness around the issue of vacant homes and to seek the public’s help in addressing this matter. If you are aware of an empty/vacant home in the South Dublin County Councils area, please tell us and efforts will be made to if possible bring this property back into use. This will also help towards meeting Ireland’s housing need in an environmentally sustainable manner.


Register a vacant home at www.vacanthomes.ie

Vacant Property Refurbishment Grant


What the Vacant Property Refurbishment Grant is

The Vacant Property Refurbishment Grant is a payment you can get if you are turning a vacant house or building into your principal private residence.

A grant of up to €50,000 is available.


Derelict Property Top-up Grant

If the refurbishment costs exceed the standard grant of up to €50,000, a top-up grant amount of up to €20,000 is available. To get this top-up grant, you must confirm that the property is derelict. This means that the property is structurally unsound and dangerous. The total grant available for a derelict property is therefore €70,000.

You must submit an independent report prepared by a qualified professional, along with the application confirming that the property is derelict.


Local authorities administer the Vacant Property Refurbishment Grant. Local authorities will prioritise applications in areas where the level of vacancy or dereliction is high.

To apply for the grant, complete the application form at the bottom of this page and submit it to South Dublin County Council at vhu@sdublincoco.ie .

You can also contact Hazel Doran as the A/Senior Staff Officer assigned to Vacant Homes for South Dublin County Council with any queries you may have on 01-4149265.