Dáil Éireann - Volume 621 - 07 June, 2006
Written Answers. - Local Authority Housing.
Mr. Morgan Mr. Morgan
Mr. Morgan asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government further to Parliamentary Question No. 261 of 23 November 2006 the reason Kerry County Council are still charging tenants attempting to purchase their rural cottage homes under the tenant purchase scheme, the market value of their homes inclusive of the site cost despite the fact that the site was provided free to the county council by the tenant at the time of construction. [21576/06]
Mr. N. Ahern Mr. N. Ahern
 Mr. N. Ahern: On 28 November 2005, my Department wrote to each local authority (Circular Letter HPSS 7/2005) reminding them that Article 2(2)(b) of the Housing (Sale of Houses) Regulations, 1995 provides that, where the site of a dwelling has been provided to a housing authority for a nominal sum the sale price should be reduced accordingly for the tenant purchaser. Authorities were requested to review the tenant purchase schemes adopted by them to ensure that this requirement was being fully applied. If any case is discovered where the Regulations have not been fully applied in the manner as set out, the Council should be advised.
Dáil Éireann 621 Written Answers. Local Authority Housing.