Derelict Sites Act, 1961

Vesting order.

9.—(1) Where, in relation to any land in respect of which the provisions of section 7 of this Act have been complied with by a local authority—

(a) no objection is submitted to the local authority in accordance with section 8 of this Act,

(b) any objection which is submitted as aforesaid is subsequently withdrawn,

(c) the Minister gives his consent to the compulsory acquisition thereof by the local authority, or

(d) at any time, not being less than three months after—

(i) the making of an order by any court for the payment of a sum due to the local authority under section 2 or section 4 of this Act, or

(ii) in the case of an appeal against the order aforesaid, the final determination of the appeal,

any sum (including any sum in respect of costs) remains due to the local authority on foot of the order aforesaid,

the local authority may by order (in this Act referred to as a vesting order) acquire the land.

(2) Where a local authority, before making a vesting order, become aware that the land to be acquired by the order is subject (whether alone or in conjunction with other land) to any annuity or other payment to the Irish Land Commission or to the Commissioners of Public Works in Ireland, or to any charge for estate duty or succession duty payable to the Revenue Commissioners on the death of any person, the local authority shall forthwith inform the Irish Land Commission, the Commissioners of Public Works in Ireland or the Revenue Commissioners, as the case may be, of the intention to make the order.

(3) Whenever a local authority make a vesting order, they shall within fourteen days after making the order—

(a) in case all the land comprised in the vesting order is in the same ownership, post a notice containing a copy of the order on or near the land and, in any other case, post such notice on or near the land of each owner, and

(b) give a copy of the order to every (if any) occupier of the land and to every (if any) owner of the land whose name and the address at which he ordinarily resides can be ascertained by the local authority by reasonable inquiries.