Planning and Development Act 2000

F434[Provision of social and affordable housing, etc.

96

96.(1) Subject to subsection (13) and section 97, F435[the provisions of this section shall apply to an application for permission for the development of houses on land], or where an application relates to a mixture of developments, to that part of the application which relates to the development of houses on such land, in addition to the provisions of section 34.

(2) A planning authority, or the Board on appeal, shall require as a condition of a grant of permission that the applicant, or any other person with an interest in the land to which the application relates, F436[prior to the lodgement of a commencement notice within the meaning of Part II of the Building Control Regulations 1997,] enter into an agreement under this section with the planning authority, providing, in accordance with this section, for the matters referred to in paragraph (a) or (b) of subsection (3).

(3) F435[(a) Subject to paragraphs (b) and (j), an agreement under this section shall provide for the transfer to the planning authority of the ownership of 20 per cent of the land that is subject to the application for permission for the provision of housing referred to in section 94(4)(a).]

(b) Instead of the transfer of land referred to in paragraph (a) and subject to paragraph (c) and the other provisions of this section, an agreement under this section may provide for

(i) the building and transfer, on completion, to the ownership of the planning authority, or to the ownership of persons nominated by the authority in accordance with this Part, of houses on the land which is subject to the application for permission of such number and description as may be specified in the agreement,

(ii) F437[]

(iii) F437[]

F438[(iv) the transfer to the ownership of the planning authority, or to the ownership of persons nominated by the authority in accordance with this Part, of houses on any other land within the functional area of the planning authority of such number and description as may be specified in the agreement,]

F436[(iva) the grant to the planning authority F439[, or persons nominated by the authority in accordance with this Part,] of a lease under the Housing Acts 1966 to 2014 of houses on the land which is subject to the application for permission, or on any other land within the functional area of the planning authority, of such number and description as may be specified in the agreement,]

(v) F437[]

(vi) F437[]

(vii) a combination of a transfer of land referred to in paragraph (a) (but involving a lesser amount of such land than if the agreement solely provided for a transfer under that paragraph) and the doing of one or more of the things referred to in the preceding subparagraphs,

F440[(viii) a combination of the doing of 2 or more of the things referred to in subparagraphs (i) to (iva),]

F440[but, subject, in every case, to the provision that is made under this paragraph resulting in the aggregate of the net monetary value of the property transferred, or the reduction in rent payable over the term of a lease referred to in F435[subparagraph (iva)] (excluding any reduction for maintenance, management and void periods specified in such lease), by virtue of the agreement being equivalent to the net monetary value, that is to say, the open market value less the existing use value, of the land that the planning authority would receive if the agreement solely provided for a transfer of land under paragraph (a).]

F439[(bb) Where property is transferred to a planning authority under paragraph (a) or (b) or there is a reduction in rent payable over the term of a lease referred to in paragraph (b)(iva) (excluding any reduction for maintenance, management and void periods specified in such lease), the planning authority shall use at least half of the aggregate of the net monetary value of that property and of any reduction in rent calculated in accordance with paragraph (b) for the provision of housing referred to in section 94(4)(a)(i).]

(c) In considering whether to enter into an agreement under paragraph (b), the planning authority shall consider each of the following:

(i) whether such an agreement will contribute effectively and efficiently to the achievement of the objectives of the housing strategy;

(ii) whether such an agreement will constitute the best use of the resources available to it to ensure an adequate supply of housing and any financial implications of the agreement for its functions as a housing authority;

(iii) the need to counteract undue segregation in housing between persons of different social background in the area of the authority;

(iv) whether such an agreement is in accordance with the provisions of the development plan;

(v) the time within which housing referred to in section 94(4)(a) is likely to be provided as a consequence of the agreement.

F440[(d) Where houses are to be transferred to the planning authority F439[or persons nominated by the authority] in accordance with an agreement under paragraph (b), the price of such houses shall be determined on the basis of

(i) the site cost of the houses (calculated in accordance with subsection (6)), and

(ii) the costs, including normal construction and development costs and profit on those costs, calculated at open market rates that would have been incurred by the planning authority had it retained an independent builder to undertake the works, including the appropriate share of any common development works, as agreed between the authority and the developer.]

(e) Where an agreement under this section provides for the transfer of F440[land or houses], F440[the houses] or the land, whether in one or more parts, shall be identified in the agreement.

(f) In so far as it is known at the time of the agreement, the planning authority shall indicate to the applicant its intention in relation to the provision of housing, including a description of the proposed houses, on the land F437[] to be transferred F441[, or to be the subject of a lease,] in accordance with paragraph (a) or (b).

(g) Nothing in this subsection shall be construed as requiring the applicant or any other person (other than the planning authority) to enter into an agreement under paragraph (b) instead of an agreement under paragraph (a).

(h) For the purposes of an agreement under this subsection, the planning authority shall consider

(i) the proper planning and sustainable development of the area to which the application relates,

(ii) the housing strategy and the specific objectives of the development plan which relate to the implementation of the strategy,

(iii) the need to ensure the overall coherence of the development to which the application relates, where appropriate, and

(iv) the views of the applicant in relation to the impact of the agreement on the development.

(i) Government guidelines on public procurement shall not apply to an agreement made under paragraph (a) or (b) except in the case of an agreement which is subject to the requirements of Council Directive No. 93/37/EEC1 on the co-ordination of procedures relating to the award of Public Works Contracts and any directive amending or replacing that directive.

F439[(j) Where—

(i) the permission is granted before 1 August 2021, or

(ii) the permission is granted during the period beginning on 1 August 2021 and ending on 31 July 2026 and the land to which the application for permission relates was purchased by the applicant, or the person on whose behalf the application is made, during the period beginning on 1 September 2015 and ending on 31 July 2021,

the reference to “20 per cent of the land” in paragraph (a) shall be read as “10 per cent of the land” and the reference in paragraph (bb) to “at least half of the aggregate of the net monetary value” shall be read as “all of the aggregate of the net monetary value.]

(4) An applicant for permission shall, when making an application to which this section applies, specify the manner in which he or she would propose to comply with a condition to which subsection (2) relates, were the planning authority to attach such a condition to any permission granted on foot of such application, and where the planning authority grants permission to the applicant subject to any such condition it shall have regard to any proposals so specified.

(5) In the case of a dispute in relation to any matter which may be the subject of an agreement under this section, other than a dispute relating to a matter that falls within subsection (7), the matter may be referred by the planning authority or any other prospective party to the agreement to the Board for determination.

(6) Where ownership of land is transferred to a planning authority pursuant to subsection (3), the planning authority shall, by way of compensation, pay to the owner of the land a sum equal to

(a)   (i) in the case of

(I) land purchased by the applicant before 25 August 1999, or

(II) land purchased by the applicant pursuant to a legally enforceable agreement entered into before that date or in exercise of an option in writing to purchase the land granted or acquired before that date,

the price paid for the land, or the price agreed to be paid for the land pursuant to the agreement or option, together with such sum in respect of interest thereon (including, in circumstances where there is a mortgage on the land, interest paid in respect of the mortgage) as may be determined by the property arbitrator,

(ii) in the case of land the ownership of which was acquired by the applicant by way of a gift or inheritance taken (within the meaning of the Capital Acquisitions Tax Act, 1976) before 25 August 1999, a sum equal to the market value of the land on the valuation date (within the meaning of that Act) estimated in accordance with section 15 of that Act,

(iii) in the case of

(I) land purchased before 25 August 1999, or

(II) land purchased pursuant to a legally enforceable agreement to purchase the land entered into before that date, or in exercise of an option, in writing, to purchase the land granted or acquired before that date,

(where the applicant for permission is a mortgagee in possession of the land) the price paid for the land, or the price agreed to be paid for the land pursuant to the agreement or option, together with such sum in respect of interest thereon calculated from that date (including any interest accruing and not paid in respect of the mortgage) as may be determined by the property arbitrator,

or

(b) the value of the land calculated by reference to its existing use F440[on the date on which the permission referred to in subsection (2) is granted] on the basis that on that date it would have been, and would thereafter have continued to be, unlawful to carry out any development in relation to that land other than exempted development,

whichever is the greater.

(7) (a) Subject to paragraph (b), a property arbitrator appointed under section 2 of the Property Values (Arbitration and Appeals) Act, 1960, shall (in accordance with the Acquisition of Land (Assessment of Compensation) Act, 1919), in default of agreement, fix the following where appropriate:

(i) the number and price of houses to be transferred under subsection (3)(b)(i), (iv), (vii) or (viii);

F436[(ia) in the case of an agreement referred to in subsection (3)(b)(iva), the number of houses and the rent payable under such an agreement;]

(ii) F437[]

(iii) the compensation payable under subsection (6) by a planning authority to the owner of land;

(iv) the payment of an amount to the planning authority under subsection (3)(b)(vi), (vii) or (viii); and

(v) the allowance to be made under section 99(3)(d)(i).

(b) For the purposes of paragraph (a), section 2(2) of the Acquisition of Land (Assessment of Compensation) Act, 1919, shall not apply and the value of the land shall be calculated on the assumption that it was at that time and would remain unlawful to carry out any development in relation to the land other than exempted development.

(c) Section 187 shall apply to compensation payable under subsection (6).

(8) Where it is a condition of the grant of permission that an agreement be entered into in accordance with subsection (2) and, because of a dispute in respect of any matter relating to the terms of such an agreement, F442[parties are unable to reach an agreement], F436[the planning authority,] the applicant or any other person with an interest in the land to which the application relates may

(a) if the dispute relates to a matter falling within subsection (5), refer the dispute under that subsection to the Board, or

(b) if the dispute relates to a matter falling within subsection (7), refer the dispute under that subsection to the property arbitrator,

and the Board or the property arbitrator, as may be appropriate, shall determine the matter as soon as practicable.

(9) (a) Where ownership of land F437[] is transferred to a planning authority in accordance with subsection (3), the authority may

(i) provide, or arrange for F442[the provision on the land of, housing of the type] referred to in section 94(4)(a),

(ii) make land F437[] available to F442[persons eligible for social housing support within the meaning of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009 or eligible applicants within the meaning of Part 2 of the Affordable Housing Act 2021] for the development of houses by them for their own occupation, or

(iii) make land F437[] available to a body approved for the purposes of section 6 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1992, for the F442[provision on the land of housing of the type] referred to in section 94(4)(a).

(b) Pending the provision of houses or sites in accordance with paragraph (a)(i), or the making available of land or sites in accordance with paragraph (a)(ii) or (iii), the planning authority shall maintain the land or sites in a manner which does not detract, and is not likely to detract, to a material degree from the amenity, character or appearance of land or houses in the neighbourhood of the land or sites.

(10) (a) Where a house is transferred to a planning authority or its nominees under subsection (3)(b), it shall be used for the housing of F442[persons eligible under regulations under section 31 (3) of the Affordable Housing Act 2021 to be tenants of cost rental dwellings, persons eligible for social housing support within the meaning of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009 or eligible applicants within the meaning of Part 2 of the Affordable Housing Act 2021].

F442[(b) A nominee of a planning authority may be a person eligible for social housing support within the meaning of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009 , an eligible applicant within the meaning of Part 2 of the Affordable Housing Act 2021 or a body approved for the purposes of section 6 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1992 for the provision of housing of the type referred to in section 94(4)(a).]

(11) Notwithstanding any provision of this or any other enactment, if a planning authority becomes satisfied that land, a site or a house transferred to it under subsection (3) is no longer required for the purposes specified in subsection (9) or (10), it may use the land, site or house for another purpose connected with its functions or sell it for the best price reasonably obtainable and, in either case, it shall pay an amount equal to the market value of the land, site or house or the proceeds of the sale, as the case may be, into the separate account referred to in subsection (12).

F443[(12) Any amount referred to in subsection (11) and any amount paid to a planning authority in accordance with subsection (3)(b)(vi), (vii) or (viii) shall be accounted for in a separate account and shall only be applied as capital for its functions in relation to the provision of housing under the Housing Acts 1966 to 2009 F444[].]

(13) This section shall not apply to applications for permission for

(a) development consisting of the provision of F445[cost rental housing or] houses by a body standing approved for the purposes of section 6 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1992, for the provision of housing F446[required for households assessed under section 20 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009 as being qualified for social housing support], where such houses are to be made available for letting or sale,

(b) the conversion of an existing building or the reconstruction of a building to create one or more dwellings, provided that 50 per cent or more of the existing external fabric of the building is retained,

(c) the carrying out of works to an existing house, or

(d) development of houses pursuant to an agreement under this section.

(14) A planning authority may, for the purposes of an agreement under this section, agree to sell, lease or exchange any land within its ownership to the applicant for permission, in accordance with section 211.

(15) In this section, owner means

(a) a person, other than a mortgagee not in possession, who is for the time being entitled to dispose (whether in possession or reversion) of the fee simple of the land, and

(b) a person who, under a lease or agreement the unexpired term of which exceeds 5 years, holds or is entitled to the rents or profits of the land.]

Annotations

Amendments:

F434

Substituted (24.12.2002) by Planning and Development (Amendment) Act 2002 (32/2002), s. 3, commenced on enactment.

F435

Substituted (3.09.2021) by Affordable Housing Act 2021 (25/2021), s. 46(a), (b)(i), (iii), S.I. No. 450 of 2021.

F436

Inserted (1.09.2015) by Urban Regeneration and Housing Act 2015 (33/2015), s. 33(1)(a), (b)(iii), (g)(i) and (h), S.I. No. 364 of 2015, subject to transitional provisions in subss. (2) and (3).

F437

Deleted (1.09.2015) by Urban Regeneration and Housing Act 2015 (33/2015), s. 33(1)(b)(i), (iv), (g)(ii) and (i), S.I. No. 364 of 2015, subject to transitional provisions in subss. (2) and (3).

F438

Substituted (1.09.2015) by Urban Regeneration and Housing Act 2015 (33/2015), s. 33(1)(b)(ii), S.I. No. 364 of 2015, subject to transitional provisions in subss. (2) and (3).

F439

Inserted (9.09.2021) by Affordable Housing Act 2021 (25/2021), s. 46(b)(ii), (iv), (v), (vi), S.I. No. 450 fo 2021.

F440

Substituted (1.09.2015) by Urban Regeneration and Housing Act 2015 (33/2015), s. 33(1)(b)(v), (c), (d) and (f), S.I. No. 364 of 2015, subject to transitional provisions in subss. (2) and (3).

F441

Inserted (1.09.2015) by Urban Regeneration and Housing Act 2015 (33/2015), s. 33(1)(e), S.I. No. 364 of 2015, subject to transitional provisions in subss. (2) and (3).

F442

Substituted (3.09.2021) by Affordable Housing Act 2021 (25/2021), s. 46(c),(d)(i)-(iii), (e)(i), (ii), S.I. No. 450 of 2021.

F443

Inserted (12.09.2018) by Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009 (22/2009), s. 8 and sch. 2 part 7 item no. 3(a), S.I. No. 350 of 2018 art. 3(b)(iii)(III).

F444

Deleted (3.09.2021) by Affordable Housing Act 2021 (25/2021), s. 46(f), S.I. No. 450 of 2021.

F445

Inserted (3.09.2021) by Affordable Housing Act 2021 (25/2021), s. 46(g), S.I. No. 450 of 2021.

F446

Substituted (1.04.2011) by Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009 (22/2009), s. 8 and sch. 2, part 7, item no. 3(b), S.I. No. 83 of 2011.

F447

Inserted by Land Development Agency Act 2021 (26/2021), s. 78(a)(i), (ii), not commenced as of date of revision.

F448

Inserted by Urban Regeneration and Housing Act 2015 (33/2015), s. 34(1)(a), (d) and (e), not commenced as of date of revision, subject to transitional provisions in subss. (2) and (3).

F449

Substituted by Urban Regeneration and Housing Act 2015 (33/2015), s. 34(1)(b) and (c), not commenced as of date of revision, subject to transitional provisions in subss. (2) and (3).

F450

Inserted by Planning and Development (Amendment) Act 2010 (30/2010), s. 38(a)(i) and (iii), (b), not commenced as of date of revision.

F451

Substituted by Planning and Development (Amendment) Act 2010 (30/2010), s. 38(a)(ii) and (c), not commenced as of date of revision.

Modifications (not altering text):

C78

Prospective affecting provision: subs. (1) amended and subs. (10A) inserted by Land Development Agency Act 2021 (26/2021), s. 78(a)(i), (ii), not commenced as of date of revision.

96.—(1) Subject to subsection (13) and section 97, F435[the provisions of this section shall apply to an application for permission for the development of houses on land], or where an application relates to a mixture of developments, to that part of the application which relates to the development of houses on such land, in addition to the provisions of section 34 F447[and, where applicable, Part 9 of the Land Development Agency Act 2021].

...

F447[(10A) A dwelling that is the subject of an agreement referred to in section 75 of the Land Development Agency Act 2021 shall not be reckoned in determining whether or not the condition imposed by this section has been complied with.]

C79

Prospective affecting provisions: subss. (3)(b)(ivb) inserted and (3)(b)(viii), (3)(b), (3)(f) and (7)(a)(ia) amended by Urban Regeneration and Housing Act 2015 (33/2015), s. 34(1), not commenced as of date of revision, subject to transitional provisions in subss. (2) and (3).

(3) ...

(b) Instead of the transfer of land referred to in paragraph (a) and subject to paragraph (c) and the other provisions of this section, an agreement under this section may provide for—

(i) the building and transfer, on completion, to the ownership of the planning authority, or to the ownership of persons nominated by the authority in accordance with this Part, of houses on the land which is subject to the application for permission of such number and description as may be specified in the agreement,

(ii) F437[]

(iii) F437[]

F438[(iv) the transfer to the ownership of the planning authority, or to the ownership of persons nominated by the authority in accordance with this Part, of houses on any other land within the functional area of the planning authority of such number and description as may be specified in the agreement,]

F436[(iva) the grant to the planning authority of a lease under the Housing Acts 1966 to 2014 of houses on the land which is subject to the application for permission, or on any other land within the functional area of the planning authority, of such number and description as may be specified in the agreement,]

F448[(ivb) the entry into a rental accommodation availability agreement (which term shall, in this section, have the meaning given to it by section 2 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009) with the planning authority, under Part 2 of that Act, in respect of houses on the land which is subject to the application for permission, or on any other land within the functional area of the planning authority, of such number and description as may be specified in the agreement,]

(v) F437[]

(vi) F437[]

(vii) a combination of a transfer of land referred to in paragraph (a) (but involving a lesser amount of such land than if the agreement solely provided for a transfer under that paragraph) and the doing of one or more of the things referred to in the preceding subparagraphs,

F440[(viii) a combination of the doing of 2 or more of the things referred to in subparagraphs (i) to F449[(ivb)],]

F440[but, subject, in every case, to the provision that is made under this paragraph resulting in the aggregate of the net monetary value of the property transferred, or the reduction in rent payable over the term of a lease referred to in paragraph (iva) F449[or of an agreement referred to in paragraph (ivb) (excluding any reduction for maintenance, management and void periods specified in such lease or such agreement)], by virtue of the agreement being equivalent to the net monetary value, that is to say, the open market value less the existing use value, of the land that the planning authority would receive if the agreement solely provided for a transfer of land under paragraph (a).]

...

(f) In so far as it is known at the time of the agreement, the planning authority shall indicate to the applicant its intention in relation to the provision of housing, including a description of the proposed houses, on the land F437[] to be transferred F441[, or to be the subject of a lease F448[or rental accommodation availability agreement],] in accordance with paragraph (a) or (b).

...

(7) (a) Subject to paragraph (b), a property arbitrator appointed under section 2 of the Property Values (Arbitration and Appeals) Act, 1960, shall (in accordance with the Acquisition of Land (Assessment of Compensation) Act, 1919), in default of agreement, fix the following where appropriate:

(i) the number and price of houses to be transferred under subsection (3)(b)(i), (iv), (vii) or (viii);

F436[(ia) in the case of an agreement referred to in subsection (3)(b)(iva) F448[or (ivb)], the number of houses and the rent payable under such an agreement;]

C80

Prospective affecting provisions: subs. (3)(b)(viii) and (8) amended and subss. (3)(b)(via), (da) and (7)(a)(iia) inserted by Planning and Development (Amendment) Act 2010 (30/2010), s. 38, not commenced as of date of revision.

Provision of social and affordable housing, etc.

F434[96. ...

(3) ...

(b) Instead of the transfer of land referred to in paragraph (a) and subject to paragraph (c) and the other provisions of this section, an agreement under this section may provide for ...

(vi) a payment of such an amount as specified in the agreement to the planning authority,

F450[(via) one of the following

(I) the entry into a rental accommodation availability agreement (which term shall, in this section, have the meaning given to it by section 2 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009) with the planning authority, under Part 2 of that Act, in respect of, or

(II) a grant of a lease to the planning authority of,

houses on the land which is subject to the application for permission, or any other land within the functional area of the planning authority of such number and description as may be specified in the agreement,]

(vii) a combination of a transfer of land referred to in paragraph (a) (but involving a lesser amount of such land than if the agreement solely provided for a transfer under that paragraph) and the doing of one or more of the things referred to in the preceding subparagraphs,

(viii) a combination of the doing of 2 or more of the things referred to in F451[in subparagraphs (i) to (via)],

but, subject, in every case, to the provision that is made under this paragraph resulting in the aggregate monetary value of the property or amounts or both, as the case may be, transferred or paid by virtue of the agreement being equivalent to the monetary value of the land that the planning authority would receive if the agreement solely provided for a transfer of land under paragraph (a).

...

F450[(da) Where a planning authority proposes to enter into a rental accommodation availability agreement or to take a lease in accordance with an agreement under paragraph (b), then, to the extent as may be appropriate the payment to be made, or the rent payable by the planning authority as the case may be shall be reduced (without prejudice to any other relevant discount or allowance) by such amount as may be agreed or in default of agreement as may be prescribed by the Minister as takes account of the obligations imposed by this section and in particular the attribution to the site cost of the houses of a value calculated in accordance with subsection (6).]

...

(7) (a) Subject to paragraph (b), a property arbitrator appointed under section 2 of the Property Values (Arbitration and Appeals) Act, 1960, shall (in accordance with the Acquisition of Land (Assessment of Compensation) Act, 1919), in default of agreement, fix the following where appropriate:

(i) the number and price of houses to be transferred under subsection (3)(b)(i), (iv), (vii) or (viii);

(ii) the number and price of sites to be transferred under subsection (3)(b)(ii), (v), (vii) or (viii);

F450[(iia) the number of houses, and the amount to be paid, or rent payable, therefor under a rental accommodation availability agreement or a lease under subsection (3)(b)(via)]

(iii) the compensation payable under subsection (6) by a planning authority to the owner of land;

(iv) the payment of an amount to the planning authority under subsection (3)(b)(vi), (vii) or (viii); and

(v) the allowance to be made under section 99(3)(d)(i).

(b) For the purposes of paragraph (a), section 2(2) of the Acquisition of Land (Assessment of Compensation) Act, 1919, shall not apply and the value of the land shall be calculated on the assumption that it was at that time and would remain unlawful to carry out any development in relation to the land other than exempted development.

(c) Section 187 shall apply to compensation payable under subsection (6).

(8) Where it is a condition of the grant of permission that an agreement be entered into in accordance with subsection (2) and, because of a dispute in respect of any matter relating to the terms of such an agreement, the agreement is not entered into before the expiration of 8 weeks from the date of the grant of permission, F451[the planning authority, applicant or any other person] with an interest in the land to which the application relates may

(a) if the dispute relates to a matter falling within subsection (5), refer the dispute under that subsection to the Board, or

(b) if the dispute relates to a matter falling within subsection (7), refer the dispute under that subsection to the property arbitrator,

and the Board or the property arbitrator, as may be appropriate, shall determine the matter as soon as practicable.

(9) ...]

C81

Section construed during specified period (3.07.2017 to 31.12.2021) by Planning and Development (Housing) and Residential Tenancies Act 2016 (17/2016), s. 15, S.I. No. 270 of 2017 and S.I. No. 598 of 2019.

Definitions (Chapter 1)

3. In this Chapter— ...

“specified period” means—

(a) the period from the commencement of this provision until 31 December 2019, and

(b) any additional period as may be provided for by the Minister by order under section 4(2);

...

Construction of section 96 (provision of social and affordable housing, etc.) of Act of 2000 during specified period

15. Section 96 of the Act of 2000 has effect during the specified period—

(a) as if in subsection (1) there were substituted “section 34, or section 4 of the Planning and Development (Housing) and Residential Tenancies Act 2016” for “section 34”, and

(b) as if in subsection (4) there were substituted “the planning authority or the Board, as the case may be,” for “the planning authority” in both places where it occurs.

Editorial Notes:

E229

Previous affecting provision: subs. (8)(a)(i), (ii) amended (1.09.2015) by Urban Regeneration and Housing Act 2015 (33/2015), s. 33(1)(b)(i), (iv), (g)(ii) and (i), S.I. No. 364 of 2015, subject to transitional provisions in subss. (2) and (3); substituted as per F-note above.

E230

Sale of house transferred to housing authority in accordance with agreement under section restricted (1.01.2016) by Housing (Sale of Local Authority Houses) Regulations 2015 (S.I. No. 484 of 2015), reg. 4(e), in effect as per reg. 2.