Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1979

Grants and other assistance by housing authorities for provision of new houses and improvement of houses.

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6. (1) A housing authority may, with the consent of the Minister and the Minister for Finance and subject to such regulations as may be made by the Minister for the purposes of this section, pay a grant to a person providing a new house or carrying out improvement works to a house.

(2) A housing authority may, with the consent of the Minister and the Minister for Finance and subject to such regulations as may be made by the Minister for the purposes of this section, make a contribution in kind (whether by way of building materials or labour or any other contribution) to a person in respect of improvement works which are being carried out by the person.

(3) 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 matters referred to in sections 4 (2) and 5 (2) of this Act.

(4) Regulations under this section, insofar as they relate to a grant paid by a housing authority in respect of a house for which a grant has previously been paid by the Minister for the Gaeltacht, shall not be made without the consent of that Minister.

(5) 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, contribute, out of moneys provided by the Oireachtas, to any expenditure incurred by a housing authority under this section.

(6) A grant shall not be paid, or other assistance given, under this section by a housing authority unless the house or works the subject of the grant or assistance complies or comply on completion 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.

(7) A housing authority may impose, in relation to the payment of a grant or the giving of other assistance by them under this section, such conditions as they think fit.

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Annotations:

Amendments:

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Repealed (19.08.1988) by Housing Act 1988 (28/1988), s. 30 and sch., S.I. No. 199 of 1988.

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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Certain functions transferred (1.03.1995) by Housing (Transfer of Functions) Order 1995 (S.I. No. 36 of 1995), in effect as per art. 2.

3. The functions of the council of the county of Sligo as respects section 6 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1979 (No. 27 of 1979), and sections 2 to 4 and sections 6 and 7 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1992, are, in the case of the borough of Sligo, hereby transferred to the Mayor, Aldermen and Burgesses of Sligo.

4. The Mayor, Aldermen and Burgesses of Sligo shall, as respects the said borough, perform the functions hereby transferred separately from the functional area of the council of the county of Sligo.

5. (1) Expenses in relation to the performance of the functions hereby transferred shall be defrayed out of the municipal fund of the borough of Sligo.

(2) In this article “municipal fund” has the meaning assigned to it by the Local Government Act, 1946 (No. 24 of 1946).

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Editorial Notes:

E29

Power pursuant to section exercised (29.05.2020) by Housing (Private Water Supply Financial Assistance) Regulations 2020 (S.I. No. 192 of 2020).

E30

Power pursuant to section exercised (27.05.2020) by Domestic Waste Water Treatment Systems (Financial Assistance for High Status Objective Catchment Areas) Regulations 2020 (S.I. No. 186 of 2020).

E31

Power pursuant to section exercised (27.05.2020) by Housing (Domestic Waste Water Treatment Systems Financial Assistance for Prioritised Areas for Action) Regulations 2020 (S.I. No. 185 of 2020).

E32

Power pursuant to section exercised (27.05.2020) by Housing (Domestic Waste Water Treatment Systems Financial Assistance) Regulations 2020 (S.I. No. 184 of 2020).

E33

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.

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

E35

Power pursuant to section exercised (16.06.1982) by Housing Regulations, 1980 (Amendment) Regulations 1982 (S.I. No. 177 of 1982).

E36

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

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Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (14.09.1993) by Housing (Disabled Persons and Essential Repairs Grants) Regulations 1993 (S.I. No. 262 of 1993); revoked (19.12.2001) by Housing (Disabled Persons and Essential Repairs Grants) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 607 of 2001), reg. 6.