Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1979

Grants by Minister for improvement of houses.

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5. (1) The Minister may, with the consent of the Minister for Finance and subject to such regulations as may be made by the Minister for the purposes of this section, pay, out of moneys provided by the Oireachtas, a grant to a person (including a housing authority) carrying out improvement works to a house.

(2) Regulations under this section may, in particular, but without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1) of this section, make provision in relation to all or any one or more of the following:

( a) the amount of a grant,

( b) requirements in relation to the suitability of the house concerned for improvement,

( c) the occupation of the house,

( d) requirements in relation to the type and purpose of the improvement works,

( e) requirements in relation to the financial and family circumstances of the person to whom the grant is paid, and

( f) requirements in relation to the payment of any other grant or subsidy in respect of the house under any enactment (including this Act).

(3) A grant shall not be paid under this section unless the house the subject of the grant, upon completion of the works concerned, complies with such conditions, if any, as may be determined by the Minister from time to time for the purposes of this section in relation to standards of construction of houses and the provision of water, sewerage and other services therein.

Annotations:

Modifications (not altering text):

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Functions transferred and references construed (15.07.2015) by Finance (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2015 (S.I. No. 318 of 2015), arts. 2, 3 and sch., in effect as per art. 1(2), subject to transitional provisions in arts. 4-8.

2. (1) The administration and business in connection with the exercise, performance or execution of any functions transferred by Article 3(1) are transferred to the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.

(2) References to the Department of Finance contained in any Act or instrument made under an Act and relating to the administration and business transferred by paragraph (1) shall, from the commencement of this Order, be construed as references to the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.

3. (1) The functions vested in the Minister for Finance by or under any of the provisions of the Acts specified in the Schedule are transferred to the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform.

(2) References to the Minister for Finance contained in any Act or instrument made under an Act and relating to any functions transferred by this Order shall, from the commencement of this Order, be construed as references to the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform.

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No. 27 of 1979

Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1979

Sections 5(1), 6(1), (2) and (5), 7(1), 11(1)(a) and (2)(a)

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Editorial Notes:

E15

Power pursuant to section exercised (31.01.2020) by Dwellings Damaged by the Use of Defective Concrete Blocks in Construction (Remediation) (Financial Assistance) Regulations 2020 (S.I. No. 25 of 2020).

E16

Power pursuant to section exercised (5.02.2016) by Domestic Lead Remediation (Financial Assistance) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 56 of 2016).

E17

Power pursuant to section exercised (1.11.2007) by Housing (Adaptation Grants for Older People and People With A Disability), Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 670 of 2007), in effect as per reg. 2.

E18

Power pursuant to section exercised (19.12.2001) by Housing (New House Grant Etc.) Regulations, 1990 (Amendment) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 609 of 2001).

E19

Power pursuant to section exercised (19.12.2001) by Housing (Improvement Grants) (Thatched Roofs) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 610 of 2001).

E20

Power pursuant to section exercised (9.11.1989) by Housing (Improvement Grants) Regulations 1989 (S.I. No. 290 of 1989).

E21

Power pursuant to section exercised (10.10.1988) by Housing (Improvement Grants) Regulations 1988 (S.I. No. 261 of 1988).

E22

Power pursuant to section exercised (24.05.1984) by Housing (Improvement Grants) (Amendment) Regulations 1984 (S.I. No. 133 of 1984).

E23

Power pursuant to section exercised (2.11.1983) by Housing (Improvement Grants) Regulations 1983 (S.I. No. 330 of 1983).

E24

Power pursuant to section exercised (19.05.1981) by Housing Regulations, 1980 (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 1981 (S.I. No. 186 of 1981).

E25

Power pursuant to section exercised (19.05.1981) by Housing Regulations, 1980, (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1981 (S.I. No. 185 of 1981).

E26

Power pursuant to section exercised (25.09.1980) by Housing Regulations 1980 (S.I. No. 296 of 1980).

E27

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (1.05.1998) by Housing (Improvement Grants) (Thatched Roofs) Regulations, 1990 (Amendment) Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 150 of 1998); revoked (19.12.2001) by Housing (Improvement Grants) (Thatched Roofs) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 610 of 2001), reg. 9.

E28

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (13.12.1990) by Housing (Improvement Grants) (Thatched Roofs) Regulations 1990 (S.I. No. 300 of 1990); revoked (19.12.2001) by Housing (Improvement Grants) (Thatched Roofs) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 610 of 2001), reg. 9.