Succession and Transfer Tenancies

Information about Succession and Transfer Tenancies.

Succession Tenancies

When a Council tenant, a sole tenant, dies or is unable to remain in a dwelling for reasons beyond their control (e.g. long term hospitalisation), it may be possible for a member of the tenant’s household to succeed to the tenancy. This is subject, among other considerations, to having being resident at this address for the previous 24 months and having also being declared for rent purposes.

A formal written succession application must be made to Community Support Services within three months of the death or departure of the tenant and be accompanied by supporting evidence and information to prove their entitlement to succeed. Further details are provided in the 'Application for Succession of Tenancy' application form in the supporting documents below.

Transfer Tenancies

If you have been a tenant of Limerick City and County Council for two years, you can apply to transfer to an alternative local authority house based on your housing or medical needs.

Transfer to another council house in Limerick city and county

To move to another council house, follow these steps:

Step 1

Complete the application form 'Transfer Application Form' below, and return to 

Community Support Services
Limerick City and County Council
Merchant's Quay
V94 EH90

You can also contact us to request a copy.

Step 2

We will assess your application and determine if you qualify to transfer to alternative Council accommodation based on the circumstances of the case.

We will contact you to inform you of the status of your application.

Step 3

If you are deemed eligible you will be placed on the ‘transfer list’.

Applicants may sometimes, in serious medical or difficult living circumstances, be considered on a priority basis.

Step 4

When you are next in line for an offer in your area of choice and a suitable vacancy arises, the Council will contact you.

Download the latest documents

This service is provided by

Housing Support Services

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