Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Questions (140, 141)

Dessie Ellis

Question:

140. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment; Community and Local Government if he will provide on an authority basis the amount of money transferred to local authorities by the Private Residential Tenancies Board in 2013 for the carrying out of inspections of rental accommodation; and the amount of money that was used by local authorities in that time. [50894/13]

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Dessie Ellis

Question:

141. Deputy Dessie Ellis asked the Minister for the Environment; Community and Local Government if he will provide a breakdown by each local authority of the number of private rental properties inspected in 2011, 2012, and to date in 2103, respectively, including the number that failed to meet minimum standards or had serious breaches of standards. [50895/13]

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Written answers (Question to Environment)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 140 and 141 together.

My Department collates a wide range of housing statistics that inform the preparation and evaluation of policy and this information, including details of the funding provided to local authorities for inspections of rental accommodation carried out, is published on my Department’s website www.environ.ie. Data on local authorities’ minimum standards inspection activity, including data on non-compliance, are also published up to 2012. Local authorities are currently compiling their 2013 inspection data which will be available for publication in 2014. Payments to local authorities for inspections carried out in 2013 will be made in 2014 on receipt of these data.