Estate Management

So what is Estate Management?
The Estate Management Team is about providing the right social environment on local authority estates so residents can reasonably enjoy the area they live in. To make this happen, both the council and the residents must work together to ensure that their houses, green areas and the general attractiveness of the estate, is in good condition.

Creating an attractive and vibrant estate or community is something which cannot be achieved by the council alone, but through ongoing co-operation with residents. This requires agreement on both the Council's responsibilities and responsibilities of residents in being good neighbours/tenants.

How do we achieve this? YOUR ESTATE - YOUR HOME
The Estate Management Team want to talk to you, and for you to get involved! They offer continued support for existing groups and new groups hoping to get started. We aim to continuously promote good estate management practices and empower our communities by supporting and developing residents groups in all local authority areas.

Estates Taken in Charge
A list of Housing Developments that have been "Taken into Charge", by Waterford City and County Council, is available hereunder. It is recommended that you contact the Planning Department directly in order to confirm the current status of a Housing Development.

The list excludes developments which were wholly constructed by the Local Authority and in these instances the estates are deemed to be "In Charge" from the date of construction.

  • Estates "Taken in Charge" list

  • If you need written confirmation for conveyance or other purposes that an estate, has, or has not been taken in charge, a written request is required, along with a fee of €50. The written request accompanied by the appropriate fee should be sent to: Waterford City and County Council, Estate Management, Planning Section, Civic Offices, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.

    The Estate Management Team will be happy to;

  • provide guidance to any estate in getting their group up and running
  • assist in accessing any training or funding available
  • highlight certain issues be it roads, footpath, a green area, illegal dumping or antisocial behaviour issue by putting you in touch with the right council department
  • to assist with any ideas you may have to improve your estate

  • We do not have endless resources and cannot promise the resolution will be exactly what you seek, but the Estate Management Team can provide the group with that vital line of communication to relevant Council officials and departments.

    How do you get involved and how much time will I have to give?
    Getting involved can vary depending on the time and commitment you have to give. Some groups have monthly meetings while some meet just 2-3 times a year. A Resident's Group is there as a point of contact with the Council and other agencies, to access services and grants and organise community events. When it comes to time commitment, it can be as little or as much as you can give, or you can simply help out at events organised by your group!

    Owners' Management Companies
    The Housing Agency’s dedicated page, with information and resources for OMCs and multi-unit developments.

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