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Written Answers. - Housing Regulations.

Wednesday, 8 May 1996

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 465 No. 1

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 105. Mr. Dempsey Information on Noel Dempsey Zoom on Noel Dempsey  asked the Minister for the Environment Information on Brendan Howlin Zoom on Brendan Howlin  the revenue that will be earned from the implementation of the registration provisions of the Housing (Registration of Rented Houses) Regulations, 1996. [9036/96]

 106. Mr. Dempsey Information on Noel Dempsey Zoom on Noel Dempsey  asked the Minister for the Environment Information on Brendan Howlin Zoom on Brendan Howlin  whether the revenue raised from the implementation of the registration provisions of the Housing (Registration of Rented Houses) Regulations, 1996 is to be allocated towards the costs of local authority services; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [9038/96]

Minister of State at the Department of the Environment (Ms McManus): Information on Liz McManus Zoom on Liz McManus I propose to take Questions Nos. 105 and 106 together.

It is not possible, at this stage, to forecast the amounts which will accrue to local authorities from fees under the Housing (Registration of Rented Houses) Regulations, 1996 as data is not available on the precise number of houses to which the Regulations apply. The fees will generate an income for local authorities to assist them in enforcing, in a pro-active manner, compliance with the various statutory requirements [139] in regard to private rented accommodation, including rent books and minimum physical standards of accommodation.

 107. Mr. Briscoe Information on Ben Briscoe Zoom on Ben Briscoe  asked the Minister for the Environment Information on Brendan Howlin Zoom on Brendan Howlin  the organisations with whom he had consultations in the preparation of the Housing (Registration of Rented Houses) Regulations 1996; and the nature of these consultations. [9039/96]

Minister of State at the Department of the Environment (Ms McManus): Information on Liz McManus Zoom on Liz McManus The following organisations were consulted by way of meetings and correspondence: County and City Managers Association, Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers, Irish Auctioneers and Valuers Institute, Irish Property Owners Association, Society of Chartered Surveyors, Threshold.


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