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Written Answers. - Landlord and Tenant Legislation.

Tuesday, 8 October 1996

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 469 No. 5

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 119. Mr. N. Treacy Information on Noel Treacy Zoom on Noel Treacy  asked the Minister for the Environment Information on Brendan Howlin Zoom on Brendan Howlin  if his attention has been drawn to the consequences of recent legislation for landlords and tenants; the effect, if any, this legislation is having on tenants who are applicants for local authority housing; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17647/96]

Minister of State at the Department of the Environment (Ms McManus): Information on Liz McManus Zoom on Liz McManus I take it that the question relates to the Housing (Registration of Rented Houses) Regulations, 1996. These regulations are intended to help improve conditions generally in the private rented sector by providing information and resources to local authorities to assist their enforcement of the range of statutory requirements, including rent books and standards, applicable to the sector. I consider that the regulations will, over time, lead to improvements in the standard of rented dwellings and benefit tenants in the sector, including those who are applicants for local authority housing.

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