Updated to 5 March 2019 (Act No. 6 of 2019 and S.I. No. 78 of 2019)

Housing Act 1988
No. 28 of 1988

Contents

Commencement

SectionCommencement DateCommencement Information
S. 1 19 August 1988 Housing Act 1988 (Commencement) Order 1988 (S.I. No. 199 of 1988), art. 3
S. 2 1 January 1989 Housing Act, 1988 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 1988 (S.I. No. 295 of 1988), art. 2
S. 3 16 February 1990 Housing Act 1988 (Commencement) Order 1990 (S.I. No. 33 of 1990), art. 2
S. 4 1 January 1989 Housing Act, 1988 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 1988 (S.I. No. 295 of 1988), art. 2
S. 5 1 January 1989 Housing Act, 1988 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 1988 (S.I. No. 295 of 1988), art. 2
S. 6 19 August 1988 Housing Act 1988 (Commencement) Order 1988 (S.I. No. 199 of 1988), art. 3
S. 7 1 January 1989 Housing Act, 1988 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 1988 (S.I. No. 295 of 1988), art. 2
S. 9 1 April 1989 Housing Act 1988 (Commencement) Order 1989 (S.I. No. 40 of 1989), art. 2
S. 10 1 January 1989 Housing Act, 1988 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 1988 (S.I. No. 295 of 1988), art. 2
S. 11 1 April 1989 Housing Act 1988 (Commencement) Order 1989 (S.I. No. 40 of 1989), art. 2
S. 12 2 October 1984 Housing Act 1988 (28/1988), s. 12(7)
S. 13 19 August 1988 Housing Act 1988 (Commencement) Order 1988 (S.I. No. 199 of 1988), art. 3
S. 14 1 January 1989 Housing Act, 1988 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 1988 (S.I. No. 295 of 1988), art. 2
S. 15 1 January 1989 Housing Act, 1988 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 1988 (S.I. No. 295 of 1988), art. 2
S. 16 1 January 1989 Housing Act, 1988 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 1988 (S.I. No. 295 of 1988), art. 2
S. 17 19 August 1988 Housing Act 1988 (Commencement) Order 1988 (S.I. No. 199 of 1988), art. 3
S. 18 19 August 1988 Housing Act 1988 (Commencement) Order 1988 (S.I. No. 199 of 1988), art. 3
S. 19 19 August 1988 Housing Act 1988 (Commencement) Order 1988 (S.I. No. 199 of 1988), art. 3
S. 20(1) 1 April 1989 Housing Act 1988 (Commencement) Order 1989 (S.I. No. 40 of 1989), art. 2
S. 20(2) 19 August 1988 Housing Act 1988 (Commencement) Order 1988 (S.I. No. 199 of 1988), art. 3
S. 20(3) 19 August 1988 Housing Act 1988 (Commencement) Order 1988 (S.I. No. 199 of 1988), art. 3
S. 20(4) 19 August 1988 Housing Act 1988 (Commencement) Order 1988 (S.I. No. 199 of 1988), art. 3
S. 21 19 August 1988 Housing Act 1988 (Commencement) Order 1988 (S.I. No. 199 of 1988), art. 3
S. 22 19 August 1988 Housing Act 1988 (Commencement) Order 1988 (S.I. No. 199 of 1988), art. 3
S. 23 19 August 1988 Housing Act 1988 (Commencement) Order 1988 (S.I. No. 199 of 1988), art. 3
S. 24 19 August 1988 Housing Act 1988 (Commencement) Order 1988 (S.I. No. 199 of 1988), art. 3
S. 25 16 February 1990 Housing Act 1988 (Commencement) Order 1990 (S.I. No. 33 of 1990), art. 2
S. 26 16 February 1990 Housing Act 1988 (Commencement) Order 1990 (S.I. No. 33 of 1990), art. 2
S. 27 19 August 1988 Housing Act 1988 (Commencement) Order 1988 (S.I. No. 199 of 1988), art. 3
S. 28 19 August 1988 Housing Act 1988 (Commencement) Order 1988 (S.I. No. 199 of 1988), art. 3
S. 29 1 January 1989 Housing Act, 1988 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 1988 (S.I. No. 295 of 1988), art. 2
S. 30(1)  See Schedule
S. 30(2) 19 August 1988 Housing Act 1988 (Commencement) Order 1988 (S.I. No. 199 of 1988), art. 3
S. 31 19 August 1988 Housing Act 1988 (Commencement) Order 1988 (S.I. No. 199 of 1988), art. 3
Sch. insofar as it relates to the repeal of Labourers Act 1936, s. 20  19 August 1988 Housing Act 1988 (Commencement) Order 1988 (S.I. No. 199 of 1988), art. 2, schedule
Sch. insofar as it relates to the repeal of Housing Act 1966, ss. 53, 54, 55, 102(3) 19 August 1988 Housing Act 1988 (Commencement) Order 1988 (S.I. No. 199 of 1988), art. 2, schedule
Sch. insofar as it relates to the repeal of Housing Act 1966, s. 60 1 April 1989 Housing Act 1988 (Commencement) Order 1989 (S.I. No. 40 of 1989), art. 3, schedule
Sch. insofar as it relates to the repeal of Housing Act 1969 19 August 1988 Housing Act 1988 (Commencement) Order 1988 (S.I. No. 199 of 1988), art. 2, schedule
Sch. insofar as it relates to the repeal of Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1979, s. 6(8) 19 August 1988 Housing Act 1988 (Commencement) Order 1988 (S.I. No. 199 of 1988), art. 2, schedule
Sch. insofar as it relates to the repeal of Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1979, ss. 9, 10 1 January 1989 Housing Act, 1988 (Commencement) (No. 2) Order 1988 S.I. No. 295 of 1988), art. 3 and sch.
Sch. insofar as it relates to the repeal of Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1979, s. 16 1 April 1989 Housing Act 1988 (Commencement) Order 1989 (S.I. No. 40 of 1989), art. 3, schedule
Sch. insofar as it relates to the repeal of Housing Act 1984 1 April 1989 Housing Act 1988 (Commencement) Order 1989 (S.I. No. 40 of 1989), art. 3, schedule

Amendments and other effects

How AffectedAffecting Provision
S. 1(1) constr. of refs. S.I. No. 158 of 2014, reg. 152
S. 2 applied S.I. No. 412 of 2007, regs. 2, 9(2)(b)(ii)(I)
S. 3 appl. 18/1992, ss. 10 (11) (a) (i), 38 (5), sch.
S. 3(1) transfer of functions under S.I. No. 318 of 2015, arts. 1(2), 3(1), schedule
S. 3(2)(e) am. 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 168 and schedule, pt. 3, item 15
S. 3(5) appl. 18/1992, ss. 10 (11) (b), 38 (5), sch.
S. 4 am. 24/2010, ss. 1(2), 168 and schedule, pt. 3, item 16
S. 4(1) transfer of functions under S.I. No. 318 of 2015, arts. 1(2), 3(1), schedule
S. 4(2)(b) rep. 3/1998, s.125, sch. 8
S. 5 appl. 18/1992, ss. 6 (10), 38 (5)
S. 5, appl. transit. prov. 18/1992, ss. 6 (7), 38 (5)
S. 5 rep. 18/1992, ss. 37, 38 (5), sch.
S. 6 transfer of functions under S.I. No. 318 of 2015, arts. 1(2), 3(1), schedule
S. 8 repealed 22/2009, ss. 1(4), 7 and sch. 1
S. 9 repealed 22/2009, ss. 1(4), 7 and sch. 1
S. 9 appl. 18/1992, ss. 5 (2) (a) (i), 38 (5)
  S. I. No. 262 of 1993, art. 5 (1) (b)
  33/1998, ss. 1 (4), 6
  30/2000, ss. 94 (2), 269, 270
  S.I. No. 412 of 2007, regs. 2, 9(2)(b)(ii)(I)
S. 9 rstrct. 31/1993, ss. 1 (5), 35 (2) (c) (vi) (vii), sch. 3, pt. 1
S. 9(4)(b) am. 42/2004, ss. 3 (1), 75, sch. 6, pt. 11
S. 10, constr. of cert. refs. 18/1992, ss. 6 (10), 38 (5)
S. 10 housing authority services under 22/2009, ss. 1(4), 10(a)(ix)
S. 10 treatment of lettings for VAT purposes 31/2010, ss. 2, 97(4)
S. 10(3) am. 18/1992, ss. 29 (b), 38 (5)
S. 10(4) transfer of functions under S.I. No. 318 of 2015, arts. 1(2), 3(1), schedule
S. 11 repealed 22/2009, ss. 1(4), 7 and sch. 1
S. 11, applic. rstrct. 31/1993, ss. 1 (5), 35, 2 (c) (vi) (vii), sch. 3, pt. 1
  21/1997, ss. 14 (1), 24 (4)
S. 11(4), subsec. substit. 42/2004, ss. 3 (1), 75, sch. 6, pt. 11
S. 12 housing authority services under 22/2009, ss. 1(4), 10(d)
S. 12 restriction on tenant purchase under 22/2009, ss. 1(4), 51(2)(d)(i)
S. 12(1) am. 22/2009, ss. 1(4), 8 and sch. 2, pt. 3
S. 12(8) subsec. ins. 22/2009, ss. 1(4), 8 and sch. 2, pt. 3
S. 13 funding for services under 22/2009, ss. 1(4), 12(1)(c)
S. 13 moneys owing to housing authority, interest, instalments etc 22/2009, ss. 1(4), 33(1)(b), 34(1)(b)
S. 13, power of housing authority to serve notice. 18/1992, ss. 10 (1), 38 (5)
S. 13 social housing support may include provision of sites under 22/2009, ss. 1(4), 19 (2)(e)
S. 13, s. 33/1998, ss. 1 (4), 29
S. 13(3) am. 22/2009, ss. 1(4), 8 and sch. 2, pt. 3
S. 14 repealed 22/2009, ss. 1(4), 7 and sch. 1
S. 14 conditions specified S.I. No. 915 of 2005, reg. 3
S. 15 repealed 22/2009, ss. 1(4), 7 and sch. 1
S. 15 applied S.I. No. 412 of 2007, regs. 2, 9(2)(j)
S. 15 amended S.I. No. 86 of 1992, regs. 3, 4-6
S. 15, constr. of cert. refs. 18/1992, ss. 6 (10), 38 (5)
S. 15(1)(c), par. substit. 33/1998, ss. 1 (4), 30
S. 15(2)(b), par. substit. 18/1992, ss. 27, 38 (5)
S. 16(2) transfer of functions under S.I. No. 318 of 2015, arts. 1(2), 3(1), schedule
S. 17(1) (2) rep. 18/1992, ss. 37, 38 (5), sch.
S. 18 fees prescribed S.I. No. 51 of 2008, arts. 1(2), 10 and sch., item 8(b)
S. 18(6) repealed 12/2006, ss. 2(1), 4(1) and sch., pt. 1
S. 20 repealed 22/2009, ss. 1(4), 7 and sch. 1
S. 20 (1A), subsec. ins. 18/1992, ss. 28, 38 (5)
S. 21, def. of "housing authority" appl. 14/2005, ss. 1 (2), 24
Ss. 24, 25 rep. 9/2002, ss. 1 (3), 4, sch. 1
S. 27, rep. with saver. 37/2001, ss. 5 (1), 6, 7 sch. 3, pt. 1
S. 29(1), penalty incd. 18/1992, ss. 33 (1) (a) (b) (i), 38 (5)

SIs made under the Act

SectionSIs made under the Act
S. 3 Housing (Mortgage Allowance) Regulations 1993 (Amendment) Regulations 1998 (S.I. No. 153 of 1998)
  Housing (Mortgage Allowance) Regulations 1993 (S.I. No 32 of 1993)
S. 10 Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations, 1988 (Amendment) Regulations, 1998 (S.I. No. 537 of 1998)
  Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations, 1988 (Amendment) Regulations 1993 (S.I. No. 157 of 1993)
  Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 1988 (S.I. No. 362 of 1988)
  Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 1988 (S.I. No. 362 of 1988)
S. 14 Housing (Site Subsidy) Regulations 2005 (S.I. No. 916 of 2005)
  Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 1988 (S.I. No. 362 of 1988)
  Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 1988 (S.I. No. 362 of 1988)
S. 15 Housing (Accommodation Provided by Approved Bodies) Regulations, 1992 (Amendment) Regulations 2002 (S.I. No. 106 of 2002)
  Housing (Accommodation Provided by Approved Bodies) Regulations, 1992 (Amendment) Regulations, 1998 (S.I. No. 151 of 1998)
  Housing (Accommodation Provided by Approved Bodies) Regulations 1992 (S.I. No. 86 of 1992)
  Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 1988 (S.I. No. 362 of 1988)
  Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 1988 (S.I. No. 362 of 1988)
S. 16 Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 1988 (S.I. No. 362 of 1988)
  Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 1988 (S.I. No. 362 of 1988)
S. 31(9) Housing Act 1988 (Commencement) Order 1989 (S.I. No. 40 of 1989)