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Cork City Council's Responsibilities

Cork City Council's Responsibilities

Cork City Council is generally responsible for the repair and maintenance of the items listed below when it is as a result of normal wear and tear and not as a result of wilful or malicious damage.

Structure of the Dwelling

Cork City Council is responsible for

  • structural repairs of walls,
  • ceilings,
  • floors,
  • skirting,
  • staircases,
  • roof,
  • chimneys,
  • drains
  • repairs to airbricks and ventilators,
  • damage caused by wet and dry rot,
  • fire damage (except re-decoration),
  • fascia board and soffit.

External Repairs

Cork City Council is responsible for

  • amenity areas,
  • lighting in communal areas,
  • stairs,
  • paths,
  • ramps and drives built by Cork City Council,
  • gutters and downpipes,
  • external doors (excluding locks, handles and draught proofing),
  • frames and weather boards,
  • window frames,
  • sashes and hinges.

Electrical Repairs

Cork City Council is responsible for

  • electrical wiring,
  • repairs to sockets,
  • ceiling roses,
  • lamp holders,
  • light switches,
  • cooker switches,
  • immersion heaters,
  • showers (other than showers installed by the tenant),
  • heat and smoke detectors (installed by Cork City Council) and control panels.

Plumbing Repairs

Cork City Council is responsible for

  • cistern and water storage tanks,
  • repair of stopcocks,
  • back boilers and hot water cylinders,
  • taps,
  • common drains serving its properties.

Baths will only be replaced or resurfaced if, on inspection, they are found to be defective.

Heating Appliances

Cork City Council is responsible for

  • replacement of defective fireplaces where fire risk exists,
  • replacement of defective solid fuel heaters in unfit condition and
  • replacement of fire cheeks.