Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Ceisteanna (594, 599)

Joan Collins

Ceist:

594. Deputy Joan Collins asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government if his attention has been drawn to the fact that there are a lot of new houses being advertised on property-for-sale websites (details supplied) with no given price just a Price on Application, POA; his views on whether developers are using this method to determine the level of interest in their properties and then in turn raising the price due to high demand; his plans to introduce legislation or conditions of planning permission to disallow developers from advertising new houses or apartment developments without a price; and his views on whether the POA should be abolished. [21317/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Brendan Ryan

Ceist:

599. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government his plans to introduce legislation to ban developers and builders advertising new development housing units as Price on Application, POA, (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21328/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 594 and 599 together.

I have no function in relation to the regulation of how property websites and advertisements for properties for sale display information, including whether they provide specific asking prices or not.

I have no plans to introduce legislation or guidance in relation to the assignment of conditions of planning permission regarding the advertisement of new houses or apartment developments without a price.