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Venue: Board Room, County Hall, Dun Laoghaire

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9.

Incremental Purchase Scheme

 

 

INCREMENTAL (TENANT) PURCHASE SCHEME 2016 – PROPERTIES EXCLUDED BY REGULATION

 

This Scheme will operate under Part 3 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2014 and applies to all Council houses with the exception of:

·        Affordable Housing,

·        New houses designated  for sale under the 2010 Incremental Purchase Scheme,

·        Apartments and other dwellings (including maisonettes) that require regular upkeep and management of common areas etc., in conjunction with other dwellings or properties.

 

Under Regulation 4 of the HOUSING (SALE OF LOCAL AUTHORITY HOUSES) REGULATIONS 2015 a Housing Authority shall not sell under Part 3 a house that: -

a)   has been specifically designed for occupation by one, or more than one, elderly person;

b)   has been provided to facilitate the transition from institutional care to community-based living of persons with an enduring physical, sensory, mental health or intellectual impairment;

c)    has been specifically designed for occupation by Travellers, where more than one such house or dwelling is provided on the land concerned;

d)   is a caravan, mobile home or a structure or a thing (whether on wheels or not) that is capable of being moved from one place to another (whether by towing, transport on a vehicle or trailer, or otherwise).

e)   has been transferred to a planning authority in accordance with an agreement under section 96 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (No. 30 of 2000), including a house provided on land or on a site so transferred, where the transfer is made for the purpose of providing housing referred to in section 94(4)(a)(i) of the said Act and the house is on the land the subject of the planning application to which the agreement relates (Part V);

f)    in the opinion of the authority, should not be sold for reasons of proper management of the authority’s stock of housing accommodation or on account of the house’s structural condition, or

g)   should not be sold for the time being on account of proposals the authority has to carry out reconstruction or improvement works under section 12 of the Housing Act 1988 or for the regeneration of the area in which the house is located.

 

 

INCREMENTAL (TENANT) PURCHASE SCHEME 2016 – STATUTORY EXCLUSIONS and DLRCC  EXCLUSION  PROPOSALS

EXCLUDED BY REGULATION

DLRCC PROPOSED EXCLUSIONS

REASON

EXCLUSIONS ADOPTED BY South Dublin County Council (SDCC) /Fingal County Council (FCC)

Houses designed for occupation by elderly persons

 

 

 

Houses provided for persons with disabilities making the transition from congregated settings to community-based living under the National De-institutionalisation Programme

 

 

 

Group Traveller Housing

 

 

 

Caravans, mobile homes etc

 

 

 

Part V dwellings provided in private estates

 

 

 

Proper stock management

 

 

 

Reconstruction/improvement/regeneration proposals

 

 

 

 

One-bedroom housing units

Greatest need is for 1 bedroom units. To facilitate down-sizing.

SDCC: FCC

 

Housing units of three or more bedrooms that are subject to under-occupancy

To maximise potential use of housing stock in line with down-sizing objectives.

SDCC: FCC

 

Dwellings provided or adapted for the specific needs of disabled person who is no longer resident in the house.

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10.

Date of Next Meeting

 

The Chairperson advised that the date of the next meeting will take place on Wednesday 22nd June 2016.