Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2014


Interpretation (Part 2)

6. (1) In this Part—

“affordable housing” means—

(a) an affordable house provided under Part V of the Planning and Development Act 2000 or Part 2 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2002, or

(b) an affordable dwelling F1[purchased under an affordable dwelling purchase arrangement under Part 2 of the Affordable Housing Act 2021], as the case may be;

“dwelling” means a dwelling provided by a housing authority under the Housing Acts 1966 to 2014 or Part V of the Planning and Development Act 2000, other than affordable housing, and includes any building or part of a building of which an authority is the owner and which the authority requires for the purposes of those Acts;

“rent-related obligation” means—

(a) the term of a tenancy agreement requiring payment on the due dates of the amount of rent determined under section 58 of the Principal Act or section 31 of the Act of 2009, and

(b) a term of rescheduling arrangements;

“rescheduling arrangements” means arrangements relating to payment of rent arrears and includes arrangements referred to in section 34(2) of the Act of 2009;

“tenancy agreement” means—

(a) an agreement, between a person and a housing authority, that is of a type referred to in section 58(4)(b) of the Principal Act, under which the person is permitted to occupy or use a dwelling to which that section applies, or

(b) a tenancy agreement referred to in section 29 of the Act of 2009.

(2) A reference in this Part to rent includes a reference to charges in respect of a dwelling, whether by way of rent or otherwise, in respect of works or services provided under the Housing Acts 1966 to 2014 or Part V of the Planning and Development Act 2000.




Substituted (3.09.2021) by Affordable Housing Act 2021 (25/2021), s. 27(a), S.I. No. 450 of 2021.