Wednesday, 24 March 2021

Ceisteanna (625, 626)

Ruairí Ó Murchú

Ceist:

625. Deputy Ruairí Ó Murchú asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the number of properties to date per rent pressure zone in County Louth that have been identified as potentially in breach of short-term lettings regulations; the number that have been subject to inspection; and the number of short-term letting change of use planning applications received. [14227/21]

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Ruairí Ó Murchú

Ceist:

626. Deputy Ruairí Ó Murchú asked the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage the number of properties to date per rent pressure zone in County Louth that have been issued with warning letters in respect of a breach of the short-term letting regulations. [14228/21]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 625 and 626 together.

While my Department does not require local authorities to submit data on the implementation and enforcement of the Short-Term Letting Regulations at individual Rent Pressure Zone level, it regularly requests such data at local authority level.

The information provided below is taken from the quarterly reports submitted by Louth County Council to date.

Quarter

No. of properties identified as potentially in breach of STL regulations*

No. of site inspections that have taken place

No. of change of use planning applications received

No. of warning letters issued

up to end Q2 2020

231

4

1

36

Q3 2020

243

1

0

8

Q4 2020

219

1

2

1

*Not cumulative

6

3

45

My Department proposes to issue a further request to all relevant local authorities in the coming weeks for updated data in respect of Q1 2021.