Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1992

Subsidy towards rent of houses provided by certain bodies.

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7. (1) Subject to such regulations as may be made by the Minister for the purposes of this section—

( a) a housing authority may pay a subsidy towards the rent of a house provided (whether provided by erection, purchase, improvement or conversion) by a body approved of for the purposes of section 6 , and

( b) the Minister may, with the consent of the Minister for Finance, recoup to a housing authority, out of moneys provided by the Oireachtas, all or part of a subsidy paid by them under paragraph (a).

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

( a) the amount of the subsidy and the manner of its determination;

( b) the amount or proportion of the subsidy that may be recouped by the Minister;

( c) the class or classes of houses in respect of which the subsidy may be paid;

( d) the class or classes of persons or households in respect of which the subsidy may be paid;

( e) requirements in relation to the financial and family circumstances of persons occupying a house in respect of which the subsidy may be paid;

( f) requirements in relation to the occupation and maintenance of a house in respect of which the subsidy may be paid;

( g) requirements in relation to the floor area of a house in respect of which the subsidy may be paid, measured in such manner as may, from time to time, be determined by the Minister;

( h) requirements in relation to standards of construction, works and repair and the availability in a house, in respect of which the subsidy may be paid, of water, sewerage and other services;

( i) the manner in and time within which an application for the subsidy shall be made;

( j) the manner of payment of the subsidy to the body providing the house and the conditions under which it is so paid to that body;

( k) the payment of the subsidy, on behalf of a body to whom it is payable under subsection (1), to a person who has made a loan towards the provision of the house, or who has provided funds to a housing authority for the purpose of making such a loan, and the conditions under which it is so paid to that person;

( l) requirements in relation to the payment under any enactment (including this Act) of any other grant, subsidy or assistance in respect of a house concerned.

Annotations:

Modifications (not altering text):

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Functions transferred (1.10.1993) by Housing (Transfer of Functions) (No. 2) Order 1993 (S.I. No. 284 of 1993), art. 3, as substituted (19.05.2004) by Housing (Transfer of Functions) (No. 2) Order 1993 (Amendment) Order 2004 (S.I. No. 218 of 2004), art. 2.

[3. The functions of the council of the county of Wexford as respects sections 6 and 7 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1992 , are, in the case of the borough of Wexford, hereby transferred to the Mayor, Aldermen and Burgesses of Wexford. ]

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

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Functions as respects section transferred (1.08.1995) by Housing (Transfer of Functions) (No. 2) Order 1995 (S.I. No. 187 of 1995), art. 3, in effect as per art. 2.

3. The functions of the council of the county of Westmeath as respects sections 2 to 4 and sections 6 and 7of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1992, are, in the case of the urban district of Athlone hereby transferred to the council of the said urban district.

4. The council of the urban district of Athlone shall, as respects the said urban district, perform the functions hereby transferred separately from the functional area of the council of the county of Westmeath.

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Functions as respects section transferred (1.03.1995) by Housing (Transfer of Functions) Order 1995 (S.I. No. 36 of 1995), art. 3, 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 7of 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.

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Functions as respects section transferred (15.06.1993) by Housing (Transfer of Functions) Order 1993 (S.I. No. 153 of 1993), art. 2.

2. The functions of the council of the county of Louth as respects sections 2 to 4 and sections 6 and 7of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1992, are hereby transferred—

 ( a) in the case of the borough of Drogheda, to the Mayor, Aldermen and Burgesses of Drogheda, and

 ( b) in the case of the urban district of Dundalk, to the council of the said urban district.