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Cavan and Monaghan County Councils lack dedicated full time vacant housing officer

Oct 12, 2021 07:08 By News Northern Sound
Cavan and Monaghan County Councils lack dedicated full time vacant housing officer
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These officers investigate why buildings are vacant and approach owners of vacant properties.

Neither Cavan nor Monaghan County Council have a dedicated full-time vacant housing officer.

As part of Housing for All, the Government committed to a range of actions to address vacancy including the requirement that Vacant Homes Officers based in local authorities are all full-time posts.

These officers have a number of jobs, such as investigating why buildings are vacant and approaching owners of vacant properties.

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However, in Monaghan, while the post is a full-time position it is carried out by a number of people depending on the requirements in particular areas at a given time.

While in Cavan there is one part-time vacant homes officer.

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