Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2014
Housing authority not liable for rent due to landlord
40. The payment by a housing authority of housing assistance to a landlord or his or her agent does not imply any liability on the part of the housing authority for rent due to the landlord or in respect of any other tenant obligation under the tenancy concerned.
Modifications (not altering text):
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.