What is Estate Management?
Estate Management was set up to help improve the social and physical environment in Laois County Council housing estates.
Residents groups are encouraged to participate and be pro-active in the management of their own estates. The Tenant Liaison Officer works directly with Resident Associations, facilitates meetings, provides information, invites consultation and devises work programmes.
*Estate Management deals only with Council Estates*
Estate Management Activities
The Estate Management Section is involved in the following activities:
- Establish and support Residents Associations.
- Meet with the Residents Associations on a bi-monthly basis.
- Pre-Tenancy Courses.
- Best Estate Competition.
- Control of Horses
- Social Housing – Estate Management Grants – to assist Residents Associations in the development of their estates.
- Deal with all Anti-social Behaviour and breach of tenancy complaints.
Mobile Caretaker for Aged and Disabled Tenants:
Our Mobile Caretaker visits all our aged and disabled tenants in the County on a rotational basis, assesses their needs, if any, and ensures their needs are met . Also the majority of our aged and/or disabled tenants live alone therefore it is important that the Caretaker calls on a regular basis as it means a lot to them to see a friendly face and to know someone cares enough to call.
Control of Horses
Under the Control of Horses Act, 1996, Laois County Council is empowered to declare, by means of bye laws, control areas where horses may not be kept with out a license. Laois County Council has made bye-laws declaring part of its functional area to be a control area. A person cannot keep a horse in this “controlled area” without a license. When a horse is impounded it is taken to the pound in Urlingford, Co. Kilkenny. In order to have the horse returned a fee must be paid to Laois County Council.
Read the Control of Horses Bye-Laws here.