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About the Regulation Office

The Regulation Office was established in 2014 following the introduction of the Voluntary Regulation Code for Approved Housing Bodies in Ireland. It has responsibility for the day to day management of the regulatory function.

Its mission is to protect AHB assets and safeguard the interests of their current and future tenants. It does this by regulating for a well-governed, well managed and financially viable sector.

Why Regulate?

The purpose of Regulation is to:

  • Provide assurances to tenants, Boards, government and potential investors that the AHB sector is stable and well-regulated
  • Safeguard public investment in the sector
  • Encourage private investment in the sector
  • Protect existing and future AHB tenants by promoting openness and accountability
  • Contribute to the sustainability of the sector


The Regulation Office’s values are: