Written Answers. - Housing Regulations Registrations.

Ben Briscoe

Question:

352 Mr. Briscoe asked the Minister for the Environment the number of persons who have registered in each local authority area under the Housing (Registration of Rented Houses) Regulations, 1996; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [16617/96]

Under the regulations, which came into effect on 1 May 1996 the landlord of a house which was already let on that date had up to 1 July 1996 to comply with the registration requirements. Landlords of houses let after 1 May had one month to register the letting.

Information on the number of registrations at 30 June 1996 is set out in the following table. Information on registrations will be published in future in my Department's Housing Statistics Bulletins, copies of which are made available in the Oireachtas Library.
TABLE
Housing (Registration of Rented Houses) Regulations, 1996

Number of registered houses at 30 June 1996

Number of landlords of registered houses at 30 June 1996

County Councils

Carlow

149

117

Cavan

29

18

Clare

149

89

Cork

253

128

Donegal

52

28

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown

1,028

556

Fingal

136

121

Galway

146

72

Kerry

139

78

Kildare

238

167

Kilkenny

130

101

Laois

67

28

Leitrim

9

6

Limerick

226

152

Longford

32

19

Louth

121

64

Mayo

149

72

Meath

77

66

Monaghan

49

30

Offaly

40

28

Roscommon

36

30

Sligo

92

81

South Dublin

161

126

Tipperary NR

12

11

Tipperary SR

162

93

Waterford

117

65

Westmeath

155

90

Wexford

145

76

Wicklow

182

115

Total

4,281

2,627

County Boroughs

Cork

352

171

Dublin

3,353

1,590

Galway

410

292

Limerick

188

106

Waterford

156

58

Total

4,459

2,217

Grand Total

8,740

4,844

Note: Figures for county council areas include those for boroughs and urban districts.