Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2014


Extent of application of Part 3 to certain houses

22. (1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3), this Part applies to a house provided by a housing authority under the Housing Acts 1966 to 2014 or provided under Part V of the Planning and Development Act 2000, other than an affordable house or a class of house prescribed under this Part as excluded from sale.

(2) A housing authority may sell an affordable house under this Part where the authority no longer requires the house for the purposes of affordable housing and the authority has allocated the dwelling to a household in accordance with an allocation scheme.

(3) The purchase of a house under this Part does not apply to—

(a) a separate and self-contained dwelling in a building that—

(i) is divided into a dwelling and one or more dwellings or other properties or both, and

(ii) requires arrangements for the regular upkeep and management of all or any part of the common areas, structures, works or services other than by a person who could, but for this subsection, be the purchaser,

(b) a house that may be sold under Part 3 of the Act of 2009 during the period of 5 years commencing on the date of allocation of the dwelling under an allocation scheme to an eligible household within the meaning of that Part.