Tuesday, 21 September 2021

Questions (250)

Paul Murphy

Question:

250. Deputy Paul Murphy asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the estimated cost of acquiring and refurbishing the 250 social homes delivered under the repair and lease scheme. [44452/21]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

Data on delivery under the repair and lease scheme in respect of all local authorities to end Q1 2021, and costs to end 2020, is published on my Department’s website at the following link:

www.gov.ie/en/collection/6060e-overall-social-housing-provision/#repair-and-leasing-scheme-rls

The maximum cost of repairs allowable under this scheme was increased from €40,000 (including VAT) to €60,000 (including VAT) in November 2020. Therefore, should 250 properties be delivered under the repair and lease scheme, the maximum cost of refurbishment (capital costs) would be €15,000,000. The cost of the repairs is offset against the agreed rental payment until the value of the works is repaid.