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  • 09-11-2020 9:26pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 8 sharxoxo


    Hi Have a question or two (maybe 3) about tuath,

    Received a phone call saying that I had been nominated for a new build house by tuath and that it is in cooperation with the council. This is great news as myself and the kids have been on the housing list coming up to 10 years and the house I receive HAP isn't the most stable as the landlord has mentioned selling up.

    My questions are (1) is this a forever home or am I another tenant but under tuath this time and I wont have the opportunity to ever buy the house we may be getting? (2) If is only under tuath will I still be on the waiting list as I have been these last 10 years or be taking off of it upon accepting the tuath house. My last question is, because the tuath house is a new build what does this mean for furnishings and flooring etc, do new build tuath homes come with flooring, appliances and furniture. Its coming up to Christmas and all my savings went into college so I am having a night of freaking out!! :)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 23,880 ✭✭✭✭ Mrs OBumble


    Its a forever home.

    You cannot but it. But you do not need to, see point 1

    You need to ask them about fittings.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 596 nsnoefc1878


    sharxoxo wrote: »
    Hi Have a question or two (maybe 3) about tuath,

    Received a phone call saying that I had been nominated for a new build house by tuath and that it is in cooperation with the council. This is great news as myself and the kids have been on the housing list coming up to 10 years and the house I receive HAP isn't the most stable as the landlord has mentioned selling up.

    My questions are (1) is this a forever home or am I another tenant but under tuath this time and I wont have the opportunity to ever buy the house we may be getting? (2) If is only under tuath will I still be on the waiting list as I have been these last 10 years or be taking off of it upon accepting the tuath house. My last question is, because the tuath house is a new build what does this mean for furnishings and flooring etc, do new build tuath homes come with flooring, appliances and furniture. Its coming up to Christmas and all my savings went into college so I am having a night of freaking out!! :)

    Congratulations


  • Registered Users Posts: 8 sharxoxo


    Thanks guys I was really curious on this as I had never heard of tuath before. If anybody in the future finds this thread and are curious about the fittings, you will most likely will have to get the floorings and your own furniture and white goods if it is a new build. :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 697 ✭✭✭ LorelaiG


    sharxoxo wrote: »
    Thanks guys I was really curious on this as I had never heard of tuath before. If anybody in the future finds this thread and are curious about the fittings, you will most likely will have to get the floorings and your own furniture and white goods if it is a new build. :)

    You have to get this stuff whether it's a new build or an older property.


  • Registered Users Posts: 375 ✭✭ MILF


    1. Congratulations, its your forever home! You are now a tenant under Tuath but its hoped that up ahead, the housing associations will be given the same rights as the Councils to be able to sell to their tenants.
    2. If you accept, you are then off the Council list and will only deal with Tuath from now on.

    If its a brand new build, it will be a shell of a house basically. The white goods (fridge, washing machine etc) may be included, but if not, you have to furnish and fit everything yourself. Same with flooring. However, there is a grant available via your supplementary welfare officer. This takes a while to receive, so best off applying asap.
    sharxoxo wrote: »
    Hi Have a question or two (maybe 3) about tuath,

    Received a phone call saying that I had been nominated for a new build house by tuath and that it is in cooperation with the council. This is great news as myself and the kids have been on the housing list coming up to 10 years and the house I receive HAP isn't the most stable as the landlord has mentioned selling up.

    My questions are (1) is this a forever home or am I another tenant but under tuath this time and I wont have the opportunity to ever buy the house we may be getting? (2) If is only under tuath will I still be on the waiting list as I have been these last 10 years or be taking off of it upon accepting the tuath house. My last question is, because the tuath house is a new build what does this mean for furnishings and flooring etc, do new build tuath homes come with flooring, appliances and furniture. Its coming up to Christmas and all my savings went into college so I am having a night of freaking out!! :)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8 sharxoxo


    MILF wrote: »
    1. Congratulations, its your forever home! You are now a tenant under Tuath but its hoped that up ahead, the housing associations will be given the same rights as the Councils to be able to sell to their tenants.
    2. If you accept, you are then off the Council list and will only deal with Tuath from now on.

    If its a brand new build, it will be a shell of a house basically. The white goods (fridge, washing machine etc) may be included, but if not, you have to furnish and fit everything yourself. Same with flooring. However, there is a grant available via your supplementary welfare officer. This takes a while to receive, so best off applying asap.
    Thank you for the info I have of course accepted kids are thrilled :) . It would be great if we were able to buy eventually just like with the council as I am hoping to be able to go straight into employment after my online courses and in the future have a chance to own a home.


  • Registered Users Posts: 31,461 ✭✭✭✭ Gatling


    Not sure where someone got the idea but these new housing providers won't be selling their housing stock to tenants ,it's never going to happen .

    Congratulations on your new home op it's nice to see some happynesss coming through these mad times .

    Nice Christmas present

    Langley , Virginia



  • Registered Users Posts: 8 sharxoxo


    Gatling wrote: »
    Not sure where someone got the idea but these new housing providers won't be selling their housing stock to tenants ,it's never going to happen .

    Congratulations on your new home op it's nice to see some happynesss coming through these mad times .

    Nice Christmas present
    Thats a shame there will be that fear of tuath selling the property after you get settled and put your touch on it but sure we're happy either way, the house we are in is overcrowded and not suitable when the weather gets colder so this is a win for us for the next few years :)


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 17,643 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Graham


    sharxoxo wrote: »
    there will be that fear of tuath selling the property after you get settled

    What makes you think they're likely to start selling off properties from underneath tenants?

    Is this something that happens?


  • Registered Users Posts: 8 sharxoxo


    Graham wrote: »
    What makes you think they're likely to start selling off properties from underneath tenants?

    Is this something that happens?
    Sorry unsure if I read it online or in their handbook that a tenancy could be ended if tuath intended to transfer ownership of the property I am really unsure of it myself tbh


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  • Registered Users Posts: 23,880 ✭✭✭✭ Mrs OBumble


    sharxoxo wrote: »
    Sorry unsure if I read it online or in their handbook that a tenancy could be ended if tuath intended to transfer ownership of the property I am really unsure of it myself tbh

    They got money from the government to buy/build the house. They won't be just allowed to sell on the open market. They may sell to other social housing providers.

    Congratulations on your hand up. Hopefully you can use it as you establish your career, save for a deposit, and then eventually buy a home of your own elsewhere - freeing up the social housing property for someone else who needs the hand-up.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4 sanddi


    Hey, im curious to know when they offer you a place do they also offer other people the same one and just pick best suited ? As my name had been put foward for apartment but I dont want to get my hopes it incase I don't get it


  • Registered Users Posts: 8 sharxoxo


    sanddi wrote: »
    Hey, im curious to know when they offer you a place do they also offer other people the same one and just pick best suited ? As my name had been put foward for apartment but I dont want to get my hopes it incase I don't get it
    I received a phone call asking if I was interested in a nomination after that I was told they would follow up with me within two to three weeks after I submitted confirmation of nomination, this was all through the covid restrictions so I'm not to sure how it will be with them relaxing now but I would assume you will more than likely get it. Good Luck :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 8 ✭✭✭ Mollymops13


    sharxoxo wrote: »
    I received a phone call asking if I was interested in a nomination after that I was told they would follow up with me within two to three weeks after I submitted confirmation of nomination, this was all through the covid restrictions so I'm not to sure how it will be with them relaxing now but I would assume you will more than likely get it. Good Luck :)



    Just wondering if you had an interview for the house and how soon after the interview where u offered the house? In similar situation at the moment just waiting to hear about the house now as have had interviews and sent back all paperwork needed etc thanks


  • Registered Users Posts: 1 jack Neary


    I'm just wondering what checks if any they do .

    Seems being evicted from a HAP property doesn't stop you getting a Tuath apartment with Roscommon co council

    It's a joke



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