Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Questions (145)

Patrick Nulty

Question:

145. Deputy Patrick Nulty asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government if he will extend the 30 June deadline for tenants to purchase their local authority home under the 2011 scheme to allow more tenants to avail of this scheme's favourable terms. [28271/13]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

The 2011 Fixed Tenant Purchase Scheme was a once-off scheme introduced in the context of that year’s Budget and was available to local authority tenants of more than 10 years standing.

Applications were accepted by local authorities up to 31 December 2011, with authorities initially given 12 months, i.e. to end 2012, to complete all sales. The 2012 deadline was subsequently extended via Regulations to the current date of 30 June 2013 in order to ensure that all sales could be completed within the regulatory framework of the Scheme.

There are no plans to reopen the scheme to allow for new applications, nor is it proposed to extend further the 30 June deadline for the completion of sales.