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Transfer or Move to Another Council House

If you have been a tenant of Dublin City Council for 2 years, you can apply to move to other Council accommodation in Dublin City.

You can also apply to transfer to a local authority house or voluntary housing association house in any other part of Ireland. Find out more about these transfers below.

Move to another council house in Dublin City

To move to another council house, follow these steps:

Step 1

Complete the application form

Complete the following form and return it to us at the address below.

Download the Application to Move House form.

Or contact us at the address below to request a copy.

Step 2

We will review your application

We will assess your application and determine if you qualify to move to other accommodation.

We will contact you to inform you of the status of your application.

Step 3

You are placed on the Transfer List

If you are deemed eligible you will be placed on the ‘transfer list’.

Applicants may, sometimes, in serious medical or difficult living circumstances be considered on a priority basis and included on the list without points. Learn how to move out of exceptionally difficult living circumstances.

Step 4

We offer you a move

When you are reached for an offer in your area of choice and a suitable vacancy arises, we will contact you.

Move to a house in another part of Ireland

If you are a tenant of the City Council and you wish to move to local authority accommodation or voluntary housing association accommodation in any other part of Ireland, you need to make contact with a tenant who is also seeking to swap. You will need permission from the Council before making a swap.

Details of such tenants can often be found on the notice boards in your Local Area Office  and in local newspapers.

You can contact us at the address below for more information.

For more information

Dublin City Council
Allocations and Transfers Section
Block 2, Ground Floor,
Civic Offices
Wood Quay
Dublin 8.

Office hours: 10.00am – 3.30pm including lunchtime, Monday to Friday.

Tel: (01) 222 2203
Fax: (01) 222 2030