Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2002

PART 3

Miscellaneous

New house grants.

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11.—(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 in respect of a new house.

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1), regulations made under this section may provide for all or any of the following:

( a) the class or classes of person to whom a grant may be paid;

( b) the amount of a grant including the payment of different amounts in different circumstances and subject to those conditions that the Minister may prescribe, including conditions relating to:

(i) standards of construction of houses and the provision of water, sewerage and other services;

(ii) the efficient consumption of energy, including the use of renewable forms of energy;

(iii) sustainable building practices, including the use of recycled or re-usable building materials and the storage, removal, recycling or re-use of builder's waste;

( c) eligibility criteria, including criteria in relation to:

(i) the occupation of the house;

(ii) payment of a grant to persons who have previously purchased or built another house for occupation by them;

(iii) the family, income or other financial circumstances of a person applying for a grant;

(iv) the information and documentation required to be provided by a person applying for a grant;

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

( d) the total floor area of the house determined in the prescribed manner.

(3) Compliance with the conditions referred to in subsection (2)(b)(i) is a condition precedent to the making of a grant under this section.

Annotations:

Modifications (not altering text):

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Functions transferred and references to “Department of Finance” and “Minister for Finance” construed (29.07.2011) by Finance (Transfer of Departmental Administration and Ministerial Functions) Order 2011 (S.I. No. 418 of 2011), arts. 2, 3, 5 and sch. 1 part 2, in effect as per art. 1(2), subject to transitional provisions in arts. 6-9.

2. (1) The administration and business in connection with the performance of any functions transferred by this Order are transferred to the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.

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

3. The functions conferred on the Minister for Finance by or under the provisions of —

(a) the enactments specified in Schedule 1, and

(b) the statutory instruments specified in Schedule 2,

are transferred to the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform.

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5. References to the Minister for Finance contained in any Act or instrument 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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Schedule 1

Enactments

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Part 2

1922 to 2011 Enactments

Number and Year

Short Title

Provision

(1)

(2)

(3)

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No. 9 of 2002

Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2002

Sections 7, 11, and 12

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