Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Questions (1145)

Thomas P. Broughan

Question:

1145. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the status of the legislation mentioned in the legislative report for the summer session 2019, specifically the housing and residential tenancies Bill; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44800/19]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

The Housing and Residential Tenancies Bill, referenced in the Summer Legislative Programme, has been restructured into the Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Bill and the Housing and Planning and Development (Amendment) Bill as part of the Autumn Legislative Programme.

It is anticipated that the General Scheme of a Residential Tenancies (Amendment) Bill, which will propose further amendments regarding private rented sector tenancies during receivership, will be submitted to Government for approval in December 2019. The General Scheme of a Housing and Planning and Development (Amendment) Bill which was recently approved by Government, will facilitate the bringing forward of amendments to both planning and housing legislation.