With the growing pressure on Ireland’s housing market, the many empty and derelict houses and
apartments are far more than just an eyesore to a community’s residents and visitors.
The need for all types and levels of accommodation in every county has never been more urgent. To help alleviate
the housing situation, and improve the appearance and safety of our local communities, the
Government has introduced the Vacant Property Refurbishment Grant.
Owners of vacant properties can get up to €30,000 to renovate, which includes VAT, and an
additional €20,000 if the property is derelict.
There are conditions to avail of these grants, the main ones being:
The grant covers the refurbishment of a large number of structural elements, such as the
foundations, rising walls, structural timbers, internal walls, stairs, roofs, plumbing, heating and even
painting and decorating.