Information about Succession and Transfer 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.
If you have been a tenant of Limerick City and County Council for a minimum of two years, you can apply to transfer to an alternative local authority house based on your specific housing or medical needs.
Please contact a member of the Housing Assessments Team for further information on 061-556000.