Housing Act, 1966

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CitationIR No. 21/1966


Number 21 of 1966


HOUSING ACT 1966

REVISED

Updated to 1 May 2019


This Revised Act is an administrative consolidation of Housing Act 1966. It is prepared by the Law Reform Commission in accordance with its function under Law Reform Commission Act 1975 (3/1975) to keep the law under review and to undertake revision and consolidation of statute law.

All Acts up to and including Companies (Amendment) Act 2019 (10/2019), enacted 11 April 2019, and all statutory instruments up to and including Radiological Protection Act 1991 (Non-Ionising Radiation) Order 2019 (S.I. No. 190 of 2019), made 3 May 2019, were considered in the preparation of this Revised Act.

Disclaimer: While every care has been taken in the preparation of this Revised Act, the Law Reform Commission can assume no responsibility for and give no guarantees, undertakings or warranties concerning the accuracy, completeness or up to date nature of the information provided and does not accept any liability whatsoever arising from any errors or omissions. Please notify any errors, omissions and comments by email to

revisedacts@lawreform.ie.


Number 21 of 1966


HOUSING ACT 1966

REVISED

Updated to 1 May 2019


Introduction

This Revised Act presents the text of the Act as it has been amended since enactment, and preserves the format in which it was passed.

Related legislation

Housing Acts 1966 to 2015 : this Act is one of a group of Acts included in this collective citation, to be construed together as one ( Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Act 2015 (42/2015), s. 1(3)). The Acts in this group are:

Housing Act 1966 (21/1966)

Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1979 (27/1979)

Housing Act 1988 (28/1988), other than ss. 27 and 28

Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1992 (18/1992), other than ss. 29 and 30 and ss. 38(3) and (4)

Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1997 (21/1997), other than ss. 16, 17 and 24(3)

Housing (Traveller Accommodation) Act 1998 (33/1998), other than ss. 26 and 27

Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2002 (9/2002), other than ss. 17 to 20, 22, 23 and 24 and schs. 2 and 3

Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2004 (43/2004), other than s. 2

Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009 (22/2009), other than s. 100

Housing (Amendment) Act 2013 (22/2013)

Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014), ss. 1(4), 5(3), sch. 2 part 1, sch. 4 paras. 1 and 14m and sch. 4 para. 16, in so far as they relate to the Housing Act 1966

Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2014 (21/2014)

Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Act 2015 (42/2015), ss. 1(3), 15, 85 and 87

Acts previously included in this collective citation and construction but now repealed are:

Housing Act 1969 (16/1969)

Housing Act 1970 (18/1970)

Housing Act 1984 (1/1984)

Annotations

This Revised Act is annotated and includes textual and non-textual amendments, statutory instruments made pursuant to the Act and previous affecting provisions.

An explanation of how to read annotations is available at

www.lawreform.ie/annotations.

Material not updated in this revision

Where other legislation is amended by this Act, those amendments may have been superseded by other amendments in other legislation, or the amended legislation may have been repealed or revoked. This information is not represented in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the amended legislation if one is available.

Where legislation or a fragment of legislation is referred to in annotations, changes to this legislation or fragment may not be reflected in this revision but will be reflected in a revision of the legislation referred to if one is available.

A list of legislative changes to any Act, and to statutory instruments from 1972, may be found linked from the page of the Act or statutory instrument at

www.irishstatutebook.ie.

Acts which affect or previously affected this revision

Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2014 (21/2014)

Local Government Reform Act 2014 (1/2014)

Fines Act 2010 (8/2010)

National Asset Management Agency Act 2009 (34/2009)

Land And Conveyancing Law Reform Act 2009 (27/2009)

Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009 (22/2009)

Grangegorman Development Agency Act 2005 (21/2005)

Residential Tenancies Act 2004 (27/2004)

Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2002 (9/2002)

Local Government Act 2001 (37/2001)

Planning and Development Act 2000 (30/2000)

Finance Act 1999 (2/1999)

Housing (Traveller Accommodation) Act 1998 (33/1998)

Roads (Amendment) Act 1998 (3/1998)

Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1997 (21/1997)

Dublin Docklands Development Authority Act 1997 (7/1997)

Transport (Dublin Light Rail) Act 1996 (24/1996)

Casual Trading Act 1995 (19/1995)

Local Government (Dublin) Act 1993 (31/1993)

Roads Act 1993 (14/1993)

Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1992 (18/1992)

Housing Act 1988 (28/1988)

Urban Renewal (Amendment) Act 1987 (16/1987)

Industrial Development Act 1986 (9/1986)

Housing Act 1984 (1/1984)

Housing (Private Rented Dwellings) Act 1982 (6/1982)

Casual Trading Act 1980 (43/1980)

Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1979 (27/1979)

Local Government (Financial Provisions) Act 1978 (35/1978)

Landlord and Tenant (Ground Rents) Act 1978 (7/1978)

Housing Act 1970 (18/1970)

Finance Act 1969 (21/1969)

Housing Act 1969 (16/1969)

All Acts up to and including Companies (Amendment) Act 2019 (10/2019), enacted 11 April 2019, were considered in the preparation of this revision.

Statutory instruments which affect or previously affected this revision

Housing (Standards For Rented Houses) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 137 of 2019)

Housing (Financial Assistance) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 104 of 2019)

Housing (Standards for Rented Houses) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 17 of 2017)

Finance (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 318 of 2015)

Housing (Adaptation Grants for Older People and People with a Disability) (Amendment) Regulations, 2014 (S.I. No. 104 of 2014)

Housing (Sale of Houses) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 507 of 2013)

Housing (Sale of Houses to Long-Standing Tenants) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 465 of 2014)

Housing (Sale of Houses) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 420 of 2012)

Housing (Tenant Purchase of Apartments) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 679 of 2011)

Housing (Sale of Houses to Long-standing Tenants) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 82 of 2011)

Housing (Rent Books) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 357 of 2010)

Housing (Standards For Rented Houses)(Amendment) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 462 of 2009)

Housing (Standards for Rented Houses) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 534 of 2008)

Housing Act 1966 (Compulsory Acquisition of Land for Motorways and Service Areas, Etc) (form of Notice) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 514 of 2008)

Housing (Adaptation Grants for Older People and People With A Disability), Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 670 of 2007)

Housing (Site Subsidy) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 916 of 2005)

Housing (Rent Subsidy) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 915 of 2005)

Housing (Mortgage Subsidy) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 914 of 2005)

Housing Regulations 1980 (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 913 of 2005)

Housing (Rent Books) Regulations 1993 (Amendment) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 751 of 2004)

Housing (New House Grant Etc.) Regulations, 1990 (Amendment) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 502 of 2003)

Housing (New House Grant Etc.) Regulations, 1990 (Amendment) Regulations 2002 (S.I. No. 517 of 2002)

Housing (Accommodation Provided by Approved Bodies) Regulations 1992 (Amendment) Regulations 2002 (S.I. No. 106 of 2002)

Housing (Improvement Grants) (Thatched Roofs) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 610 of 2001)

Housing (New House Grant Etc.) Regulations 1990 (Amendment) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 609 of 2001)

Housing Regulations, 1980 (Amendment) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 608 of 2001)

Housing (Disabled Persons and Essential Repairs Grants) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 607 of 2001)

Housing (Mortgage Allowance) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 606 of 2001)

Housing Act 1966 (Acquisition of Land) (Amendment) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 320 of 2001)

Housing Act 1966 (Acquisition of Land) Regulations 2000 (S.I. No. 454 of 2000)

Housing (Registration of Rented Houses) (Amendment) Regulations 2000 (S.I. No. 12 of 2000)

Housing (Sale of Houses) (Amendment) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 248 of 1999)

Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 1988 (Amendment) Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 537 of 1998)

Housing Act 1966 (Acquisition of Land) (Amendment) Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 434 of 1998)

Housing Regulations 1980 (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 426 of 1998)

Housing (Mortgage Allowance) Regulations 1993 (Amendment) Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 153 of 1998)

Housing Regulations 1980 (Amendment) Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 152 of 1998)

Housing (Accommodation Provided by Approved Bodies) Regulations 1992 (Amendment) Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 151 of 1998)

Housing (Improvement Grants) (Thatched Roofs) Regulations, 1990 (Amendment) Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 150 of 1998)

Housing (Sale of Houses) Regulations 1995 (Amendment) Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 91 of 1998)

Housing Regulations 1980 (Amendment) Regulations 1996 (S.I. No. 148 of 1996)

Housing (New House Grants Etc.) Regulations 1990 (Amendment) Regulations 1996 (S.I. No. 88 of 1996)

Housing (Registration of Rented Houses) Regulations 1996 (S.I. No. 30 of 1996)

Housing (New House Grants Etc.) Regulations 1990...

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