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Midlands Authority Undertaking 'Huge' Increase In Housing Inspections

Offaly County Council has hired a company to enable the process.

Offaly County Council has hired a company to step up its inspections of private rented accommodation. 

Homes subject to long germ leases through the council will also be part of what's described as a huge increase in inspections which it's hoped will identify real and verifiable issues. 

The local authority expects that progress with inspections will be much better than previous years, a move welcomed by Cathaoirleach Declan Harvey. 

He says many private landlords are effectively 'getting away with murder', receiving a weekly payment in exchange for substandard provision:

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