Planning and Development (Housing) and Residential Tenancies Act 2016

PART 4

Amendments to Housing Finance Agency Act 1981

51.

Amendments to Housing Finance Agency Act 1981

51. The Housing Finance Agency Act 1981 is amended—

(a) in section 1 by inserting the following definition after the definition of “house”:

“‘Housing Agency’ has the same meaning as it has in the Pyrite Resolution Act 2013;”,

(b) in section 1 by inserting the following definition after the definition of “housing authority”:

“‘institution of higher education’ has the same meaning as it has in the Higher Education Authority Act 1971;”,

(c) in section 4(2)(c) by inserting the following after subparagraph (iii):

“(iv) to an institution of higher education, to be used by it in respect of the provision or management of housing accommodation for students, including the acquisition of land by such an institution for that purpose,

(v) to the Housing Agency, to be used by it for the purpose of the performance of its functions,”,

and

(d) in section 5 by deleting “or” where it last occurs in paragraph (d), by substituting “that Act,” for “that Act” in paragraph (e), and by inserting the following after paragraph (e):

“(f) an institution of higher education, to be used by it in respect of the provision or management of housing accommodation for students, including the acquisition of land by such an institution for that purpose, or

(g) the Housing Agency, to be used by it for the purpose of the performance of its functions with the approval of both the Minister and the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, in accordance with such terms and conditions relating to the acquisition of houses as stand approved of for the purposes of this section.”.