How to access our services

Threshold has three offices in Cork, Dublin and Galway, where trained staff provide free and independent advice and advocacy to tenants experiencing housing problems particularly those at risk of homelessness.

We do not provide legal advice, our advice is our interpretation of the relevant legislation, policies and practices.  If you require legal advice, we advise that you contact a solicitor.

Threshold does not provide an advice service for landlords and would recommend contacting one of the many landlord organisations or seek legal advice.

As a charity, our services are structured to make the most out of limited resources. Our focus is upon clients, with serious housing problems and at risk of homelessness, those who need our help the most, and those who do not have the capacity to take action on their own behalf or the resources for accessing professional assistance.

Our advice services can be contacted in a number of ways


Free phone 1800 454454 Monday to Friday 9am to 9pm 

Email your query to us through our website or use webchat

We also offer online video consultations which can be booked via the website by clicking here

Our advice centres are closed on public holidays and an emergency service for threatened illegal evictions operates over the Christmas holidays.

Our website provides a wide range of information 24/7 covering the main rights and obligations in private rented accommodation and advice on how to resolve problems. You will also be able to access links and downloads to additional information.

Our housing advisors are available to answer housing queries via our webchat service which is available Monday-Friday from 9:30am to 5pm 

If you are a tenant and cannot find what you are looking for on our website or need further assistance, you can email your query to your nearest Threshold advice centre by clicking here. In normal circumstances we will respond to your email within two working days, but this may be longer during busier periods.

National Freephone Helpline - 1800 454 454

Threshold's Tenancy Protection and Advice Services can be contacted on our national free phone 1800 454 454, Monday to Friday( from 9am until 9pm) and you can select the nearest office to where you live to speak to someone.*

*Please note that times of services may vary.

There is a high demand for our service and as a charity we have limited resources. If you phone and have difficulty getting to speak to an advisor first time, please keep trying.

Please note that calls may be recorded for training and quality standards purposes only.


Deaf Service

Thanks to the support of ESB Energy for Generations Funding, Threshold now has a dedicated service for the deaf community who can access our service through the Irish Remote Interpreting Service (IRIS). For more information click here.


Due to the ongoing public health measures in relation to Covid-19, we arent in a position to offer face-to-face appointments with advisors at our offices or at our various outreach settings in local authorities / Citizens Information Centres. Our services can still be accessed Monday to Friday, 9am to 9pm on 1800 454 454 or by email here. You can also arrange an online video consultation by clicking here.

Client Database

To enable us to advise you fully and be able to act on your behalf, it is necessary for us to capture some relevant information from you on our client database. All information provided is confidential and will not be passed to third parties without your consent. Information is only held for the purposes intended and only for as long as is necessary before being deleted. You do not have to provide us with any information you are not comfortable in doing but you should be aware that this will limit the level of assistance we may be able to provide. 

Data Protection

For  further information on data protection please click here