Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations, 1988

JurisdictionIreland
CitationIR SI 362/1988
Year1988

S.I. No. 362 of 1988.

HOUSING (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) REGULATIONS, 1988.

The Minister for the Environment, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by section 5 of the Housing Act, 1966 (No. 21 of 1966) and by sections 10 , 14 , 15 and 16 of the Housing Act, 1988 (No. 28 of 1988), with the consent of the Minister for Finance, hereby makes the following Regulations:

1. (1) These Regulations may be cited as the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations, 1988.

(2) These Regulations shall come into operation on the 1st day of January, 1989.

2. (1) In these Regulations—

"the Act of 1966" means the Housing Act, 1966 ;

"the Act of 1988" means the Housing Act, 1988 ;

"the Minister" means the Minister for the Environment.

(2) In these Regulations, any reference

(a) to a section which is not otherwise identified is a reference to a section of the Act of 1988; and

(b) to a sub-article which is not otherwise identified is a reference to a sub-article of the article in which the reference occurs.

3. Recoupment to a housing authority under section 10 (4) shall not exceed 80 per cent. of the payments reasonably made by the authority by virtue of section 10 (1).

4. (1) The amount of a grant payable by the Minister under section 14 in respect of the provision of sites for private housing shall not exceed—

(a) in the case of an undeveloped site, £1,000 or two-thirds of the estimated cost of providing the site, whichever is the lesser,

(b) in the case of a developed site, £1,000 or one-third of the estimated cost of providing the site, whichever is the lesser.

(2) It shall be a condition of payment to a housing authority of a grant under section 14 that—

(a) where applicable, work on the development of the sites shall be carried out and completed in a proper and workmanlike manner in accordance with such standards and conditions as may be specified by the Minister either generally or in particular cases, and

(b) such sites sold, leased or exchanged by the authority under section 88 of the Act of 1966, shall be sold, leased or exchanged—

(i) for the best price and on the best terms reasonably obtainable less the amount of the grant payable in accordance with this article, or

(ii) with the consent of the Minister where, having regard to the amount of the said grant, the price and terms are not the best reasonably obtainable.

5. (1) A grant by the Minister to a housing authority under section 15 shall not exceed the cost approved by the Minister, or, as the Minister may determine, such portion of such cost, of—

(a) the provision of dwellings (including houses, flats, maisonettes and hostels) by the authority;

(b) the improvement or reconstruction of dwellings provided by the authority;

(c) the provision or improvement by the authority of sites for caravans;

(d) the acquisition of land for the provision of dwellings or sites referred to in this sub-article; or

(e) the carrying out of ancillary works in connection with the provision or improvement of such dwellings or sites.

(2) A grant by the Minister to a housing authority under section 15 in respect of the provision of assistance under section 5 to an approved body shall not exceed the lesser of £20,000 per unit of accommodation or an amount equal to—

(a) ninety-five per cent. of the cost, as approved by the housing authority, of the provision of accommodation for persons regarded by the authority as being homeless for the purposes of the Act of 1988, or

(b) eighty per...

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