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Social and Affordable Housing

Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 10 March 2021

Wednesday, 10 March 2021

Questions (402)

Eoin Ó Broin

Question:

402. Deputy Eoin Ó Broin asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the breakdown by local authority of long term leasing and long term leased Part V approvals for 2018, 2019 and 2020; the annual cost of each lease; the lease review period in each case; the length of each lease; and if the property remains in private ownership at the end of the lease term or ownership transfers to the local authority or AHB, in tabular form. [13314/21]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

Data in relation to leased dwellings, and dwellings delivered under Part V, in each of the years 2018 - 2020, broken down by local authority, is published on my Department's website at the following link:

https://www.housing.gov.ie/housing/social-housing/social-and-affordble/overall-social-housing-provision.

My Department does not publish details of individual homes; however, the average annual cost of leased dwellings delivered by each local authority for 2018 - 2020 is set out in Table 1 below. The average cost is calculated based on claims for operational new units submitted by local authorities and recorded on my Department’s Social Housing Current Expenditure Programme financial management system at year-end 2020 and does not necessarily represent the amount claimed or paid in respect of that period. The average duration of leases delivered by local authorities 2018 - 2020 is set out in Table 2.

Table 1: Leasing - Average Annual Cost of Dwellings Delivered 2018 - 2020

Local Authority

Average Annual Cost of Dwellings Delivered in 2018

Average Annual Cost of Dwellings Delivered in 2019

Average Annual Cost of Dwellings Delivered in 2020

Carlow

€6152

€7455

€9565

Cavan

€5995

€7030

€7450

Clare

€7686

€8864

€9194

Cork City

€12638

€13565

€13960

Cork County

€12144

€7300

€10050

DLR

€18870

€26595

€18698

Donegal

€6459

€5659

€6250

Dublin City

€14744

€16081

€18605

Fingal

€15108

€15002

€17840

Galway City

€13002

€10470

€N/A

Galway County

€9936

€9543

€8692

Kerry

€8470

€9008

€10223

Kildare

€10241

€11864

€12052

Kilkenny

€8603

€9694

€10322

Laois

€8438

€9264

€9981

Leitrim

€N/A

€7200

€6255

Limerick

€8636

€9998

€10916

Longford

€6242

€7346

€7932

Louth

€12207

€10166

€12396

Mayo

€7547

€8189

€8333

Meath

€10643

€12119

€13267

Monaghan

€6255

€6375

€6373

Offaly

€7916

€8143

€9272

Roscommon

€5342

€8190

€8120

Sligo

€6306

€8480

€6520

South Dublin

€15340

€16575

€17751

Tipperary

€7186

€7374

€8208

Waterford

€6839

€7379

€8343

Westmeath

€8614

€9486

€10299

Wexford

€7049

€8299

€7864

Wicklow

€10539

€13368

€14298

Table 2: Average Length of Leases Delivered 2018 - 2020

2018

16 years

2019

18 years

2020

20 years

The number of Part V leases delivered by local authorities from 2018 - 2020 is set out in Table 3. The average annual cost of Part V leases delivered by each local authority from 2018 - 2020 is set out in Table 4. The average annual cost is calculated based on claims for operational new units submitted by local authorities and recorded on my Department’s Social Housing Current Expenditure Programme financial management system at year-end 2020 and does not necessarily represent the amount claimed or paid in respect of that period. The average duration of Part V Leases delivered by local authorities from 2018 - 2020 is set out in Table 5.

Table 3: Number of Part V Leases Delivered 2018 - 2020

Local Authority

2018

2019

2020

Dublin City

6

4

12

Kilkenny

2

0

0

Tipperary

1

0

0

DLR

0

9

0

Westmeath

0

1

0

Kerry

0

0

1

South Dublin

0

0

3

Total

9

14

16

Table 4: Average Annual Cost of Part V Leases Delivered 2018 - 2020

Local Authority

Average Annual Cost of Dwellings delivered in 2018

Average Annual Cost of Dwellings delivered in 2019

Average Annual Cost of Dwellings delivered in 2020

Dublin City

€16320

€16320

€17155

Kilkenny

€11520

N/A

N/A

Tipperary

€8400

N/A

N/A

DLR

N/A

€28310

N/A

Westmeath

N/A

€5270

N/A

Kerry

N/A

N/A

N/A

South Dublin

N/A

N/A

€18530

Table 5: Average Length of Part V Leases Delivered 2018 - 2020

2018

13 years

2019

20 years

2020

24 years

With the exception of dwellings delivered under the Approved Housing Body Mortgage to Rent Scheme and National Asset Residential Property Services programme, ownership of all leased dwellings will revert to the private owner at the end of the lease term. The relevant local authority may seek to renew the lease or acquire the property at the end of the lease term. In general, rent reviews take place 3 years from the commencement date of the lease and every 3 years thereafter, with reference to the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices.

The average annual cost of Part V leases set out in Table 4 is based on the average full year cost of the Part V lease agreements entered into by the relevant local authority in that year and does not necessarily represent the amount claimed or paid in respect of that period. In a Part V leased unit, the lease payment can vary depending on how the equivalent net monetary value has been reflected in the agreement. This is usually achieved by either a rent free period up front or a discount on the lease payment over the term of the lease (or part thereof). Where a rent free period is negotiated in respect of Part V units, no amount will be claimed or paid in respect of the units for that period.

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