Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2014
Sharing of dwelling by more than one household
38. A qualified household belonging to a class of households prescribed for the purposes of this section may qualify for housing assistance in respect of a dwelling shared with one or more than one person who is not a member of the household, but only if such an arrangement does not result in overcrowding in the dwelling.
Application of Part restricted (19.08.2021) by Affordable Housing Act 2021 (25/2021), s. 34(1), S.I. No. 424 of 2021.
Housing assistance payment
34. (1) Notwithstanding the provisions of Part 4 of the Act of 2014 a household shall not be deemed to be qualified for housing assistance in respect of a cost rental dwelling, and for the avoidance of doubt—
(a) a housing authority shall not provide housing assistance in respect of a cost rental dwelling, and
(b) a landlord shall not receive the payment of housing assistance in respect of a cost rental dwelling,
unless at least one member of the household for which housing assistance is sought has been party to a current tenancy agreement in respect of that cost rental dwelling for a continuous period of more than 6 months.
Power pursuant to section exercised (1.07.2016) by Housing Assistance Payment (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 338 of 2016), in effect as per reg. 2.
Power pursuant to section exercised (15.09.2014) by Housing Assistance Payment Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 407 of 2014), in effect as per reg. 2.