Council's Responsibilities

The Council shall ensure that any project/works/construction/maintenance/repairs to the dwelling, which arise in accordance with its responsibilities under the Letting Agreement, and performed upon its discretion, are carried out in accordance with the requirements of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2013 (pdf).

The Council is generally responsible for the repair and maintenance of the items affecting the structure of our properties such as those listed below when it is as a result of normal wear and tear. Please note this list is non-exhaustive.

Structure of the Dwelling:

  • Roofs (including tiles/slates, ridge cappings and barges)
  • External portion of chimney & cappings, fascia and soffits
  • External walls and ceilings of dwelling (including plastering, rendering & blockwork/brickwork), window frames and sashes which are in need of replacement
  • External doors & door frames excluding door handles, locks and letterboxes
  • Serious internal dampness due to issues with the fabric of the dwelling and not by inappropriate use of the building e.g. blocking vents or drying clothes indoors with no ventilation, etc
  • Repair and maintenance of gutters and downpipes

Electrical Repairs:

  • Electrical wiring 
  • Repairs to sockets, light switches, showers (other than showers installed by the tenant), fuse boards

Plumbing Repairs:

  • Water storage tanks 
  • Repairs of stopcocks, back boilers and hot water cylinders 
  • Taps 
  • External waste pipes and drains
  • Toilet bowls and cisterns, cracked or leaking ‘through normal wear and tear’

Cooking and Heating Appliances:

  • Repair and/or replacement of immersion heaters

Contact Us:

South Cork, Housing Dept, Cork County Council, Floor 4, County Hall, Cork  Tel: 021 4285302

North Cork, Housing Dept, Council Offices, Annabella, Mallow, Co. Cork Tel: 022 30469

West Cork, Housing Dept, Cork County Council, Kent Street, Clonakilty, Co. Cork  Tel: 023 8863728