Starting a Co-op

To start a co-operative you need a minimum, you will need seven people who are willing to adopt a shared set of Rules. The Rules of new co-operatives can be supplied by Co-operative Housing Ireland.

If you are thinking about starting a new housing co-operative, we recommend considering:

  1. What form of tenure you are aiming for (rental, ownership, shared-ownership, etc.)?
  2. Have you formed a group with a minimum of seven members?
  3. Does your group have access to any appropriate sites?
  4. What sources of finance might be available to you?