How do I sell my home to the Council?

The acquisition of second-hand properties by Cork County Council is a key component of the supply of additional social housing units, particularly in the short to medium term.  Various factors are taken into account by Council before a decision is made to purchase, i.e. housing need, the price of the property, tenure mix in the estate or in close proximity to the property.  Cork County Council will normally only undertake an acquisition where a property has been placed for sale to the general public through an auctioneer or agent.  

The following details will be required  in order to assess the suitability of a property for social housing:

  • Property Type (detached/semi-terraced)
  • Size
  • Exact Location (Eircode)
  • Photographs
  • BER Rating
  • Name and contact number of Auctioneer handling the sale.
  • Year of construction.
  • Planning reference number (if available)
  • Site Size
  • Any other relevant information
  • Sale Price

Contact Details: Housing Dept, Cork County Council, Floor 4, County Hall, Cork.
Tel: (021) 4285558.

Email: housing@corkcoco.ie.