Limerick City and County Council is dedicated to improving the living standards of tenants in private rented housing. This is done through the inspection of private rented properties.

These inspections are carried out on a proactive basis and in response to complaints from members of the public. This section provides a countywide service, which deals with housing standards for private rented houses.

Housing Standards

The main objective of Housing Standards Regulations are to establish minimum standards in order to protect the health and well being of tenants and which makes private rented houses safe and fit for habitation.

Landlords are legally obliged to ensure that their private rented houses (which include a house, flat or an apartment) are maintained in good condition and repair and comply with the Regulations while let and while available for letting. Landlords failing to comply with their legal obligations in private rented houses are liable to be prosecuted, and on conviction, may be subject to a fine or imprisonment or both.

The following are covered in detail under the housing standards legislation and the technical guide document:

  • Structural Condition
  • Sanitary Facilities
  • Heating Facilities
  • Food Preparation and Storage and Laundry
  • Ventilation
  • Lighting
  • Fire Safety
  • Refuse
  • Electricity and Gas
  • Dealing with Complaints

Prohibition Notices

A Prohibition Notice is served when the housing authority is of the opinion that a landlord has failed to comply with an Improvement Notice served on them and will be published on for public viewing.

Prohibition Notices - Section 18B Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1992 (as amended):

8G Cherrydale, Dublin Road, Limerick.

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Threshold’s Limerick Outreach Service will operate every Tuesday from 10.30am - 1pm and 2pm - 4pm from the Limerick Citizens Information Service.

Limerick Citizens Information Service
Unit 2, Ground Floor
Riverstone House
23/27 Henry Street

Anyone wishing to avail of our weekly advice service is advised to book an appointment in advance by contacting us on 1800 454 454 or by emailing us at

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This service is provided by

Housing Support Services Department

Phone +353 61 556000
Limerick City and County Council, Merchant's Quay, Limerick, V94 EH90