Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Ceisteanna (658)

Fiona O'Loughlin

Ceist:

658. Deputy Fiona O'Loughlin asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the length of time applications for the Rebuilding Ireland home loan scheme are taking to be processed in each county council area; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7952/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

My Department does not routinely collect the information the Deputy is referring to.  However, for the purposes of a review of the operation of the scheme being undertaken by my Department, a request was made towards the end of last year, to a number of local authorities, for amongst other things, information regarding processing times for the Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan scheme.

Based on the information from those local authorities and the Housing Agency with regard to its assessment of applications, it is estimated the average time it took to process applications last year was seven weeks.  

This is in line with the expected timeframe of 6-8 weeks as set out on the RIHL website.