Housing Act 1966

Vesting order.


81.(1) Where a housing authority have entered on and taken possession of land in accordance with the powers conferred upon them by section 80 of this Act and where, after the expiration of six months from the date of such entry—

(a) the several interests in the land have not been conveyed or transferred to the authority,

(b) the authority consider that it is urgently necessary, in connection with the purposes for which they have been authorised to acquire the land compulsorily, that the acquisition of the land should be completed, and

(c) the authority have made a proper offer in writing to each person having an interest in the land who has furnished sufficient particulars of his interest to enable the authority to make a proper offer for such interest,

the authority may by order (in this Act referred to as a vesting order) acquire the land.

(2) Where a housing authority, before making a vesting order, become aware that the land to be acquired by the order is subject (whether alone or in conjunction with other land) to any annuity or other payment to the Irish Land Commission or to the Commissioners of Public Works in Ireland, or to any charge for estate duty or succession duty payable to the Revenue Commissioners on the death of any person, the authority shall forthwith inform the Irish Land Commission, the Commissioners of Public Works in Ireland or the Revenue Commissioners, as the case may be, of the intention to make the order.

(3) When a housing authority make a vesting order they shall within seven days after making the order—

(a) publish in one or more newspapers circulating within their functional area a notice stating that the order has been made, describing the land referred to therein and naming a place where a copy of the order may be seen at all reasonable times, and

(b) serve on every person appearing to them to have an interest in the land to which the order relates a notice stating the fact of such an order having been made and the effect of the order.