Housing Act 1966

Regulation generally.

5

5. (1) The Minister may make regulations either for the purposes of any section of this Act which admits of being executed subject to regulations, or prescribing any matter referred to in this Act as prescribed.

(2) Every regulation made by the Minister under this Act other than section 114 shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas as soon as may be after it is made, and if a resolution annulling the regulation is passed by either House within the next twenty-one days on which that House has sat after the regulation has been laid before it, the regulation shall be annulled accordingly, but without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done thereunder.

(3) No regulation which includes provision in respect of a payment to be made by the Minister shall be made by the Minister under this Act without the consent to that provision of the Minister for Finance.

F8 [ (4) Regulations under the Housing Acts, 1966 to 1992 , may be expressed to apply either generally or to specified housing authorities or areas or to housing authorities, areas, houses, tenancies, loans, mortgages, persons, households, works or other matters of a specified class or classes, denoted by reference to such matters as the Minister considers appropriate and different provisions of such regulations may be expressed to apply in relation to different housing authorities or areas or different classes of housing authorities, areas, houses, tenancies, loans, mortgages, persons, households, works or other matters.

(5) Regulations under the Housing Acts, 1966 to 1992 , may make provision in relation to matters of procedure and administration including

( a ) the appointment by the Minister of a housing authority to discharge specified functions relating to the making of a grant, subsidy or assistance by the Minister under the Housing Acts, 1966 to 1992 , as respects their functional area and the functional area of such other housing authority as the Minister may specify;

( b ) the charging of expenses incurred by a housing authority by virtue of paragraph (a) ;

( c ) a requirement that the Minister or the housing authority, as the case may be, shall be furnished with prescribed particulars relating to the tax affairs of

(i) a person making application for a grant, loan, subsidy, contribution or other assistance under the Housing Acts, 1966 to 1992 , and

(ii) any person employed or proposed to be employed to carry out any construction works to which the said application relates. ]

Annotations:

Amendments:

F8

Substituted (1.09.1992) by Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1992 (18/1992), s. 24, S.I. No. 223 of 1992.

Modifications (not altering text):

C19

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

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.

Schedule

Number and Year

Short Title

Provision

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(2)

(3)

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No. 21 of 1966

Housing Act 1966

Sections 5(3), 38, 45(1) and 47

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Editorial Notes:

E13

Power pursuant to section exercised (1.05.2019) by Housing (Standards For Rented Houses) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 137 of 2019).

E14

Power pursuant to section exercised (12.03.2019) by Housing (Financial Assistance) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 104 of 2019).

E15

Power pursuant to section exercised (27.02.2014) by Housing (Adaptation Grants for Older People and People with a Disability)(Amendment) Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 104 of 2014), in effect as per reg. 2.

E16

Power pursuant to section exercised (19.12.2013) by Housing (Sale of Houses) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 (S.I. No. 507 of 2013).

E17

Power pursuant to section exercised (27.11.2012) by Housing (Sale of Houses to Long-Standing Tenants) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 465 of 2012).

E18

Power pursuant to section exercised (1.11.2012) by Housing (Sale of Houses) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 420 of 2012), in effect as per reg. 1(b).

E19

Power pursuant to section exercised (1.01.2012) by Housing (Tenant Purchase of Apartments) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 679 of 2011), in effect as per reg. 2.

E20

Power pursuant to section exercised (24.02.2011) by Housing (Sale of Houses to Long-standing Tenants) Regulations 2011 (S.I. No. 82 of 2011).

E21

Power pursuant to section exercised (8.07.2010) by Housing (Rent Books) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 357 of 2010).

E22

Power pursuant to subs. (1) exercised (2.12.2008) by Housing Act 1966 (Compulsory Acquisition of Land for Motorways and Service Areas, Etc) (form of Notice) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 514 of 2008).

E23

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.

E24

Power pursuant to section exercised (30.12.2005) by Housing (Site Subsidy) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 916 of 2005).

E25

Power pursuant to section exercised (30.12.2005) by Housing (Rent Subsidy) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 915 of 2005).

E26

Power pursuant to section exercised (30.12.2005) by Housing (Mortgage Subsidy) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 914 of 2005).

E27

Power pursuant to section exercised (30.12.2005) by Housing Regulations 1980 (Amendment) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 913 of 2005).

E28

Power pursuant to section exercised (24.11.2004) by Housing (Rent Books) Regulations 1993 (Amendment) Regulations 2004 (S.I. No. 751 of 2004).

E29

Power pursuant to section exercised (24.10.2003) by Housing (New House Grant Etc.) Regulations, 1990 (Amendment) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 502 of 2003).

E30

Power pursuant to section exercised (14.11.2002) by Housing (New House Grant Etc.) Regulations, 1990 (Amendment) Regulations 2002 (S.I. No. 517 of 2002).

E31

Power pursuant to section exercised (21.03.2002) by Housing (Accommodation Provided by Approved Bodies) Regulations 1992 (Amendment) Regulations 2002 (S.I. No. 106 of 2002).

E32

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

E33

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).

E34

Power pursuant to section exercised (19.12.2001) by Housing Regulations, 1980 (Amendment) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 608 of 2001).

E35

Power pursuant to section exercised (19.12.2001) by Housing (Disabled Persons and Essential Repairs Grants) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 607 of 2001).

E36

Power pursuant to section exercised (19.12.2001) by Housing (Mortgage Allowance) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 606 of 2001).

E37

Power pursuant to section exercised (12.07.2001) by Housing Act 1966 (Acquisition of Land) (Amendment) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 320 of 2001).

E38

Power pursuant to section exercised (1.01.2001) by Housing Act 1966 (Acquisition of Land) Regulations 2000 (S.I. No. 454 of 2000), in effect as per reg. 2.

E39

Power pursuant to section exercised (24.01.2000) by Housing (Registration of Rented Houses) (Amendment) Regulations 2000 (S.I. No. 12 of 2000).

E40

Power pursuant to section exercised (28.07.1999) by Housing (Sale of Houses) (Amendment) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 248 of 1999).

E41

Power pursuant to section exercised (21.12.1998) by Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 1988 (Amendment) Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 537 of 1998).

E42

Power pursuant to section exercised (22.10.1998) by Housing Regulations 1980 (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 426 of 1998).

E43

Power pursuant to section exercised (1.05.1998) by Housing Regulations 1980 (Amendment) Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 152 of 1998).

E44

Power pursuant to section exercised (1.05.1998) by Housing (Accommodation Provided by Approved Bodies) Regulations 1992 (Amendment) Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 151 of 1998).

E45

Power pursuant to section exercised (28.05.1996) by Housing Regulations 1980 (Amendment) Regulations 1996 (S.I. No. 148 of 1996).

E46

Power pursuant to section exercised (4.04.1996) by Housing (New House Grants Etc.) Regulations, 1990 (Amendment) Regulations 1996 (S.I. No. 88 of 1996).

E47

Power pursuant to section exercised (1.05.1996) by Housing (Registration of Rented Houses) Regulations 1996 (S.I. No. 30 of 1996), in effect as per reg. 2.

E48

Power pursuant to section exercised (28.07.1995) by Housing (New House Grants Etc.) Regulations, 1990 (Amendment) Regulations 1995 (S.I. No. 211 of 1995).

E49

Power pursuant to section exercised (18.07.1995) by Housing (Sale of Houses) Regulations 1995 (S.I. No. 188 of 1995).

E50

Power pursuant to section exercised (6.12.1993) by Housing (New House Grants Etc.) Regulations 1990 (Amendment) Regulations 1993 (S.I. No. 350 of 1993).

E51

Power pursuant to section exercised (21.06.1993) by Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 1988 (Amendment) Regulations 1993 (S.I. No. 157 of 1993).

E52

Power pursuant exercised (1.09.1993) by Housing (Rent Books) Regulations 1993 (S.I. No. 146 of 1993), in effect as per reg. 2.

E53

Power pursuant to section exercised (13.04.1992) by Housing (Accommodation Provided by Approved Bodies) Regulations 1992 (S.I. No. 86 of 1992).

E54

Power pursuant to section exercised (7.02.1992) by Housing Regulations 1980 (Amendment) Regulations 1992 (S.I. No. 30 of 1992).

E55

Power pursuant to section exercised (13.12.1990) by Housing (New House Grants Etc.) (Amendment) Regulations 1990 (S.I. No. 301 of 1990).

E56

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

E57

Power pursuant to section exercised (1.01.1989) by Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 1988 (S.I. No. 362 of 1988), in effect as per reg. 1(2).

E58

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

E59

Power pursuant to section exercised (8.07.1988) by Finance Act 1981 (Certificates of Reasonable Cost) Regulations 1981 (Amendment) Regulations 1988 (S.I. No. 163 of 1988).

E60

Power pursuant to section exercised (4.12.1987) by Housing Regulations 1980 (Amendment) Regulations 1987 (S.I. No. 301 of 1987).

E61

Power pursuant to section exercised (25.11.1986) by Housing Regulations 1980 (Amendment) Regulations 1986 (S.I. No. 386 of 1986).

E62

Power pursuant to section exercised (8.07.1985) by Housing Regulations 1980 (Amendment) Regulations 1985 (S.I. No. 223 of 1985).

E63

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

E64

Power pursuant to section exercised (1.03.1984) by Housing Regulations, 1980 (Amendment) Regulations 1984 (S.I. No. 50 of 1984), in effect as per reg. 3.

E65

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

E66

Power pursuant to section exercised (15.02.1983) by Finance Act 1981 (Certificates of Reasonable Cost) Regulations (Amendment) Regulations 1983 (S.I. No. 39 of 1983).

E67

Power pursuant to section exercised (15.02.1983) by Housing Regulations 1980 (Amendment) Regulations 1983 (S.I. No. 38 of 1983).

E68

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

E69

Power pursuant to section exercised (27.08.1981) by Finance Act 1981 (Certificates of Reasonable Cost) Regulations 1981 (S.I. No. 300 of 1981).

E70

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

E71

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

E72

Power pursuant to section exercised (26.09.1980) by Housing Regulations 1980 (S.I. No. 296 of 1980).

E73

Power pursuant to section exercised (10.05.1974) by Housing Act 1970 (Supplementary Grants) (Amendment) Regulations 1974 (S.I. No. 132 of 1974).

E74

Power pursuant to section exercised (3.09.1973) by Housing Act 1970 (Supplementary Grants) Regulations 1973 (S.I. No. 259 of 1973).

E75

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (1.07.2017) by Housing (Standards for Rented Houses) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 17 of 2017), in effect as per reg. 1(2); revoked (1.05.2019) by Housing (Standards For Rented Houses) Regulations 2019 (S.I. No. 137 of 2019), reg. 14.

E76

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (1.12.2009) by Housing (Standards For Rented Houses)(Amendment) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 462 of 2009), in effect as per reg. 1(b); revoked (1.07.2017) by Housing (Standards for Rented Houses) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 17 of 2017), reg. 14, in effect as per reg. 1(2).

E77

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (1.02.2009 and 1.02.2013) by Housing (Standards for Rented Houses) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 534 of 2008), in effect as per reg. 2; revoked (1.07.2017) by Housing (Standards for Rented Houses) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 17 of 2017), reg. 14, in effect as per reg. 1(2).

E78

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (10.11.1998) by Housing Act 1966 (Acquisition of Land) (Amendment) Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 434 of 1998); revoked (1.01.2001) by Housing Act 1966 (Acquisition of Land) Regulations 2000 (S.I. No. 454 of 2000), reg. 9, in effect as per reg. 2.

E79

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (1.05.1998) by Housing (Mortgage Allowance) Regulations 1993 (Amendment) Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 153 of 1998); revoked (19.12.2001) by Housing (Mortgage Allowance) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 606 of 2001), reg. 11.

E80

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.

E81

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (31.03.1998) by Housing (Sale of Houses) Regulations 1995 (Amendment) Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 91 of 1998); revoked (28.07.1999) by Housing (Sale of Houses) (Amendment) Regulations 1999 (S.I. No. 248 of 1999), reg. 3.

E82

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (1.01.1994 and 1.01.1998) by Housing (Standards For Rented Houses) Regulations 1993 (S.I. No. 147 of 1993), in effect as per reg. 2; revoked (1.02.2009 and 1.02.2013) by Housing (Standards for Rented Houses) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 534 of 2008), reg. 14, in effect as per reg. 2.

E83

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (16.09.1993) by Housing (Sale of Dwellings) Regulations 1993 (S.I. No. 267 of 1993); revoked (18.07.1995) by Housing (Sale of Houses) Regulations 1995 (S.I. No. 188 of 1995), reg. 15.

E84

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.

E85

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (5.02.1993) by Housing (Mortgage Allowance) Regulations 1993 (S.I. No. 32 of 1993); revoked (19.12.2001) by Housing (Mortgage Allowance) Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 606 of 2001), reg. 11.

E86

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.

E87

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (16.02.1990) by Housing (New House Grants Etc.) Regulations 1990 (S.I. No. 34 of 1990); revoked (6.12.1993) by Housing (New House Grants Etc.) Regulations 1990 (Amendment) Regulations 1993 (S.I. No. 350 of 1993), reg. 6.

E88

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (1.08.1984) by Housing Regulations 1980 (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1984 (S.I. No. 203 of 1984); revoked (16.02.1990) by Housing (New House Grants Etc.) Regulations 1990 (S.I. No. 34 of 1990), art. 3 and sch. 1.

E89

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (27.01.1981) by Housing Regulations, 1980 (Amendment) Regulations 1981 (S.I. No. 29 of 1981); revoked (16.02.1990) by Housing (New House Grants Etc.) Regulations 1990 (S.I. No. 34 of 1990), art. 3 and sch. 1.

E90

Previous affecting provision: subs. (4) inserted (9.08.1979) by Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1979 (27/1979), s. 14, S.I. No. 276 of 1979; substituted as per F-note above.

E91

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (7.12.1978) by Housing Authorities (Loans For Acquisition Or Construction of Houses) (Amendment) Regulations 1978 (S.I. No. 337 of 1978); revoked (26.09.1980) by Housing Regulations 1980 (S.I. No. 296 of 1980), reg. 5 and sch. 1.

E92

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (15.09.1978) by Housing Authorities (Borrowing and Management) Regulations 1974 (Amendment) Regulations 1978 (S.I. No. 270 of 1978); revoked (26.09.1980) by Housing Regulations 1980 (S.I. No. 296 of 1980), reg. 5 and sch. 1.

E93

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (12.09.1977) by Housing Authorities (Loans For Acquisition Or Construction of Houses) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 1977 (S.I. No. 293 of 1977); revoked (26.09.1980) by Housing Regulations 1980 (S.I. No. 296 of 1980), reg. 5 and sch. 1.

E94

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (16.02.1977) by Housing Authorities (Loans For Acquisition Or Construction of Houses) (Amendment) Regulations 1977 (S.I. No. 40 of 1977); revoked (26.09.1980) by Housing Regulations 1980 (S.I. No. 296 of 1980), reg. 5 and sch. 1.

E95

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (1.07.1976) by Housing Authorities (Borrowing and Management) Regulations 1974 (Amendment) Regulations 1976 (S.I. No. 143 of 1976), in effect as per reg. 3; revoked (26.09.1980) by Housing Regulations 1980 (S.I. No. 296 of 1980), reg. 5 and sch. 1.

E96

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (18.09.1974) by Housing Authorities (Borrowing and Management) Regulations 1974 (S.I. No. 276 of 1974); revoked (26.09.1980) by Housing Regulations 1980 (S.I. No. 296 of 1980), reg. 5 and sch. 1.

E97

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (24.08.1973) by Housing Authorities (Loans For Acquisition Or Construction of Houses) (Amendment) Regulations 1973 (S.I. No. 250 of 1973); revoked (26.09.1980) by Housing Regulations 1980 (S.I. No. 296 of 1980), reg. 5 and sch. 1.

E98

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (30.11.1972) by Housing Authorities (Loan Charges Contributions and Management) Regulations 1967 (Amendment) Regulations (No. 2) 1972 (S.I. No. 294 of 1972); revoked (18.09.1974) by Housing Authorities (Borrowing and Management) Regulations 1974 (S.I. No. 276 of 1974), reg. 3 and sch. part II.

E99

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (1.07.1972) by Housing Authorities (Loan Charges Contributions and Management) Regulations 1967 (Amendment) Regulations 1972 (S.I. No. 159 of 1972), in effect as per reg. 3; revoked (18.09.1974) by Housing Authorities (Borrowing and Management) Regulations 1974 (S.I. No. 276 of 1974), reg. 3 and sch. part II.

E100

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (31.01.1972) by Housing Authorities (Loans For Acquisition Or Construction of Houses) Regulations 1972 (S.I. No. 29 of 1972); revoked (26.09.1980) by Housing Authorities (Borrowing and Management) Regulations 1974 (S.I. No. 296 of 1980), reg. 5 and sch. 1.

E101

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (25.03.1971) by Housing Authorities (Loan Charges Contributions and Management) (Amendment) Regulations 1971 (S.I. No. 111 of 1971); revoked (18.09.1974) by Housing Authorities (Borrowing and Management) Regulations 1974 (S.I. No. 276 of 1974), reg. 3 and sch. part II.

E102

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (9.03.1970) by Housing Authorities (Loan Charges Contributions and Management) Regulations 1967 (Amendment) Regulations 1970 (S.I. No. 42 of 1970); revoked (18.09.1974) by Housing Authorities (Borrowing and Management) Regulations 1974 (S.I. No. 276 of 1974), reg. 3 and sch. part II.

E103

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (13.06.1969) by Housing Authorities (Loan Charges Contributions and Management) (Amendment) Regulations 1969 (S.I. No. 109 of 1969); revoked (18.09.1974) by Housing Authorities (Borrowing and Management) Regulations 1974 (S.I. No. 276 of 1974), reg. 3 and sch. part II.

E104

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (13.04.1967) by Housing Authorities (Loan Charges Contributions and Management) Regulations 1967 (S.I. No. 71 of 1967); revoked (18.09.1974) by Housing Authorities (Borrowing and Management) Regulations 1974 (S.I. No. 276 of 1974), reg. 3 and sch. part II.

E105

Previous affecting provision: power pursuant to section exercised (23.12.1966) by Housing Act, 1966 (Acquisition of Land) Regulations 1966 (S.I. No. 278 of 1966); revoked (1.01.2001) by Housing Act, 1966 (Acquisition of Land) Regulations 2000 (S.I. No. 454 of 2000), reg. 9, in effect as per reg. 2.