Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Ceisteanna (113)

Dominic Hannigan


117 Deputy Dominic Hannigan asked the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government his plans to establish a rent to buy property scheme through the local authority in County Meath; the supports he is planning for persons on low incomes in County Meath to purchase homes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23087/12]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government)

The Government is committed to supporting access to home ownership for lower income households and a range of paths to home ownership will remain in place in that regard. These include the incremental purchase scheme, the availability of loan finance from local authorities for house purchase, including open market purchase, and the tenant purchase scheme. I have no immediate plans to introduce a general rent-to-buy scheme across all local authorities.