AHB - Approved Housing Bodies
Choosing an experienced partner like Inspex makes the job of ensuring rental properties meet minimum accommodation standards easy. With a proven track record in the PRS space, Inspex' mobile inspection practices evaluate PRS properties to ensure it meets the standards set by Government regulations.
Approved Housing Bodies including Housing Associations and Co-Operatives are private, not-for-profit organisations that provide and manage over 26,000 properties for social housing provision.
The Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Act 2015 brought tenancies within this not-for-profit housing sector under the remit of the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) for the first time in 2016.
This means, by law, AHB's must ensure their rented properties meet the minimum accommodation standards set out in the current Housing (Standards for Rented Houses) Regulations 2017 as well as with all other relevant legislation.
Inspex provides AHB’s with independent inspection services and verification of minimum accommodation standards. Additionally our team is always on hand to answer any queries throughout the process.
Latest figures from the Housing Agency indicate there are approximately 520 AHB's in Ireland with over 26,000 properties under management for families on low incomes, households with special needs, such as older persons, people with disabilities and homeless persons.
The Government’s Rebuilding Ireland Action Plan places approved housing bodies at the centre of social housing provision in the coming years, with a view to significant expansion in the delivery and supply of new social housing. It is forecast that over the lifetime of the Rebuilding Ireland Action Plan, AHB's in partnership with local authorities will deliver approximately one third of social homes in Ireland.