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Yes. In order to qualify you must be the registered owner of the dwelling and it must also be your principal private residence. Rented dwellings or holiday homes do not qualify under the scheme.

 

No since you do not own the house. If you are a Council tenant, you can contact the Housing department in your nearest Council office by calling 074-9153900 or by email to info@donegalcoco.ie (please provide your address).

 

No, you cannot get a grant payment for any work you have already carried out.

 

We will ask you for bank details to arrange to pay you for the engineer's report as outlined in your letter, provided you had uploaded the invoice(s). You can also start applying for Grant Approval (Stage 2).

 

 

 

Your engineer will organise this for you.
 
 
 

 

  • You will have to pay for the engineering services, including any sampling and testing costs.
  • If your application passes Stage 1 and you receive a Confirmation of Eligibility in writing from the Council, you can apply for grant assistance. The grant in respect of the costs for the services associated with the preparation of the Final IS465 Report is 90% of the approved cost or actual cost, whichever is the lesser and subject to a maximum of €6,300.
  • If your application is refused at Stage 1, you are not eligible for grant assistance.
  • It is in your interest to get a few quotes from registered engineers to ensure value for money and agree a price with whoever you select prior to appointment. Any payment you receive in respect of these costs will be coming out of your overall grant allocation.

 

No. If the concrete blocks in the dwelling have not been damaged due to Mica/Pyrite, you are not eligible for grant assistance.

 

 

 

A Title deed can be obtained from the Property Registration Authority of Ireland (https://www.prai.ie)

 

Only one owner applies but you will be able to provide details of anyone who also owns the property along with proof that they consent to the applicatoin being made.

 

No, each dwelling must be applied for separately and meet the criteria under the scheme.

 

You can log in directly to https://lpt.revenue.ie/lpt-web/ if you have your PPSN, Property ID and PIN. Click on View Payment History and at the bottom of the screen, you can Print – choose something like Print to Microsoft PDF to create a pdf for uploading as part of the application. You can also access your LPT records via your myAccount if registered with www.revenue.ie

 

The Local Property Tax must be paid up to date. Contact Revenue (www.revenue.ie) or go to https://lpt.revenue.ie/lpt-web/
 
 

 

You can contact Revenue (www.revenue.ie) for help with your tax affairs. If you have registered with Revenue, go to myAccount and Manage My Record. Follow the instructions for Tax Clearance and note the number (TCAN). This is the number you need to provide when applying along with your PPS Number.

 

 
 

 

 

 

You can start your application and add information, saving it as you go along. Any documents you are asked for are needed to assess the application. You do not have to provide them in one go. You can log out and log back in to add them. You cannot submit the application for assessment until you have filled in all the details and uploaded all the individual documents.

 

You can search for and check the Eircode for your dwelling on www.eircode.ie

 

You can log in and out of your application to make changes and add or remove documents up until you click to submit your application. The Council will then start assessing it and will be in touch if there is a problem or more information is needed. It is better to have everything correct before submitting to avoid delays.

 

 

 

  • You then need to engage an Engineer from the I.S. 465 register (https://www.engineersireland.ie/Registers-and-Panels/10). It can be the same Engineer who carried out the initial assessment, but it doesn’t have to be.
  • Your Engineer will firstly develop a Remedial Works Plan, detailing the works needed for your dwelling
  • He / she will also provide professional advice, ensure health & safety, supervise the remedial works during construction and provide certification on completion.
  • Again, you should get a few quotes to ensure value for money, and agree the price with whichever Engineer you select prior to appointment.

 

  • Seek quotations from contractors based on the Remedial Works Plan
  • Select your preferred contractor
  • Apply for Grant Approval
  • On receipt of Confirmation of Grant Approval (in writing), you can proceed to appoint your contractor.

 

 

No, any work you have already had done or which started before you got Grant Approval cannot be included in the application.

 

Only attached buildings are included, for example, an attached garage is included while a detached garage is not.

 

The reuse, recovery and recycling of materials is encouraged and therefore all building elements that can be salvaged and reused should be so. Under the terms of this scheme replacement windows/doors will not be considered as an approved cost. All remedial options assume removal and reinstatement of existing windows and external doors. The costs associated with unnecessary replacement of windows, doors and kitchen units do not apply for grant assistance under the scheme.

 

Replacement of cavity wall insulation will be included as an allowable cost. For clarity, the insulation may be replaced but only a like for like replacement will be an allowable cost. Any improvement on the existing insulation (assuming minimum requirements of the building regulations are met) will not be considered an allowable cost. Where full fill cavity wall insulation is being considered, the Engineer should risk assess the suitability of the application, in the context of the remedial option recommended.

 

It is your responsibility to pay for the works and fees. The Council will pay the grant directly to you, through your nominated bank account. In your Confirmation of Grant Approval letter, we will tell you how much of a grant you can get and in how many payments. 

 

No, in many cases the approved grant amount will be less than the maximum limit depending on the size of the dwelling and the kind of works needed. Seeking quotations will help you get the best value for money for the works you need done.

 

Your engineer is there to help you. He/she will prepare a Remedial Works Plan. This plan will show what work is required in detail. Use it to get quotations from contractors and an idea of what the costs will be.

 

Please make sure that your application for Grant Approval covers all the work required for the recommended remedial option for your dwelling. When Grant Approval is given, your letter will say what the approved cost amount is. This amount is final and not subject to increase. Any additional costs will be your responsibility.

 

It can be, but it doesn’t have to be the same engineer. However you must use one from the IS465 register. Get quotations and agree a price with them to get value for money. Asking your engineer to provide you with assurance that he/she has sufficient professional indemnity insurance.

 

Yes, you select your own contractor. Your engineer can help you. Seek quotations and agree a price to get value for money. Do not appoint your contractor until you get Confirmation of Grant Approval in writing from the Council.

 

Your contractor and engineer need to have insurance in place before undertaking any services and the engineer needs to have sufficient professional indemnity insurance. Make sure to discuss this with your engineer. You should also notify your home insurance provider (if applicable) that you intend to carry out construction works on the dwelling.

 

You have responsibility under legislation (e.g. Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations 2013) to get construction works completed safely. Discuss this with your engineer including appointment of the Project Supervisor Design Process (PSDP) and the Project Supervisor Construction Stage (PSCS).

 

No, do not appoint your contractor or start any work until you have received Confirmation of Grant Approval in writing, from the Council.

 

You can start your application and add information, saving it as you go along. Any documents you are asked for are needed to assess the application. You do not have to provide them in one go but can add them as you receive them from the engineer or contractor. Ask them to provide these to you electronically, in PDF format. You can log out and log back in to add them. You cannot submit the application for assessment until you have filled in all the details and uploaded all the documents.

 

 

In your letter of Confirmation of Grant Approval, we will tell you what your approved grant amount is, and the number of grant payments allowed, as well as when and how to claim them.

 

In your letter of Confirmation of Grant Approval, we will tell you what your aproved grant amount is, and the number of grant payments allowed, as well as when and how to claim them. Ask your engineer and contractor to provide electronic copies (in PDF format) of intemised invoices and other documents before applying for payment.

 

Yes, you must claim grant payment no later than 12 months after the signing of the Certificate of Remediation (i.e. after satisfactory completion of all works).

 

Now that you have Confirmation of Grant Approval, you can go ahead and appoint your contractor and agree a start date. Please log back in to the online system to let the Council know when works will be starting so your payment schedule can be activated. 

 

Yes, you cannot claim any grant money unless you notify the Council of the commencement of the remedial works. You can do this online.

 

Yes, it is a condition of the scheme that you always remain tax compliant. You can consult www.revenue.ie at any time to check this for yourself and arrange to regularise your affairs if necessary and avoid any delays in payment(s) being released.

 

Yes, everyone you engage must be tax compliant. You will need to check with your engineer and contractor about their tax clearance status.

 

 

 

 

 

If you have received Confirmation of Eligibility at Stage 1, you will be able to log into the system to provide details of the bank account you wish to have your first claim payment paid into. This payment will be for 90% of the amount you were approved for in respect of the fees for the engineer’s report at Stage 1.

 

In your letter of Confirmation of Grant Approval, we will tell you what your approved grant amount is, and the number of grant payments allowed as well as when and how to claim them. Please log back in to tell tell us when your works are starting so there are no delays for your payment schedule.
We will let you know when you can apply for your next payment. Please have the information and documents ready, for uploading online. Ask your engineer and contractor to supply them to you electronically (in PDF format). Once you have submitted your application for Grant Payment, it will be assessed. If approved, the Council will arrange payment directly into your nominated bank account as soon as possible and subject to the money being available.

 

No, your letter of Confirmation of Grant Approval will tell you the number of payments allowed and when and how to claim them. We will let you know when you can apply for your next payment.

 

This means the Council cannot pay more than 75% of the approved cost before the final payment claim. The final payment claim can only be made when all works are completed and you have received a Certificate of Remediation from your engineer and contractor.

 

Yes, every application for payment must include a statement of satisfactory completion of works and for a final payment, a Certificate of Remediation is required.

 

Yes, you must claim grant payment no later than 12 months after the signing of the Certificate of Remediation (i.e. after satisfactory completion of all works)

 

Your engineer should provide you with copies of the inspection plan (as implemented), original itemised invoice(s) and the Engineer’s Stage 3 Declaration which includes their statement of satisfactory completion of the works at this point. Your contractor needs to provide copies of their original itemised invoice(s) and the Contractor’s Stage 3 Declaration. Ask your engineer and contractor to provide these to you electronically, in PDF format.

 

Each application for payment needs to be accompanied by a new Engineer’s Stage 3 Declaration and a new Contractor’s Stage 3 Declaration. These documents include statements about works completed.

 

The Council will advise you when you can apply for your next payment and you will see it listed in the online system.

 

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