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O'Sullivan, Jan

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. Nbr.


Housing (Amendment) Bill 2013: Second Stage (Resumed) (Continued)

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Planning Issues

In response to the Judgment of the European Court of Justice in case C215/06, a new Section 261A was inserted into the Planning and Development Acts 2000 - 2112. Under this Section each planning au...More Button

The information sought in respect of decisions made in 2011 is set out in the annual report of An Bord Pleanála for that year. This is available on the Board’s website at More Button

Local Authority Housing Provision

Under the shared ownership scheme a house is acquired by a local authority and leased to a shared owner, who purchases at least 40% of the value of the house and rents the remaining equity from the...More Button

The rental formula applied under the scheme is not comparable to rents in the private rented sector, which are determined by the operation of the market. Therefore, movements in private sector r...More Button

Local authority mortgage holders – including those who purchased under shared ownership – also benefit from extremely keenly priced interest rates which generally run at around 0.5% lower than th...More Button

The Government’s 2011 housing policy statement announced the standing down of all affordable housing schemes, including the shared ownership scheme, in the context of a full review of Part V of t...More Button

That review is now almost concluded and I have also asked the Housing and Sustainable Communities Agency to provide me with a standalone analysis of the shared ownership scheme, including identif...More Button

Any future changes to legislation governing affordable housing schemes, including the shared ownership scheme, will be made in the context of both pieces of work and I expect to make announcement...More Button

Under the shared ownership scheme a house is acquired by a local authority and leased to a shared owner, who purchases at least 40% of the value of the house and rents the remaining equity from the...More Button

The making of a will and subsequent issues pertaining thereto are matters for an individual’s legal advisors and I have no function in this regard.More Button

The Government’s 2011 housing policy statement announced the standing down of all affordable housing schemes, including the shared ownership scheme, in the context of a full review of Part V of t...More Button

Any future changes to legislation governing affordable housing schemes, including the shared ownership scheme, will be made in the context of both pieces of work and I expect to make announcement...More Button