Housing Act, 1925


1.—In this Act save where the context otherwise requires—

the expression “local authority” means and includes the council of a county, or borough, or urban district, or the commissioners of any town, or the council of a rural district in the county of Dublin;

the expression “public utility society” means a society registered under the Industrial and Provident Societies Acts, 1893 to 1913, or a friendly society registered under the Friendly Societies Acts, 1896 and 1908, or a trade union registered under the Trade Union Acts, 1871 to 1913, whose objects include the erection and reconstruction of houses for the working classes;

the word “person” does not include either a local authority, a public utility society, or the Irish Sailors and Soldiers Land Trust;

the expression “Minister” means the Minister for Local Government and Public Health;

the word “self-contained flat” means any part of a building suitable for separate occupation as a dwelling house;

the word “house” means a building suitable for occupation as a dwelling house, and includes a self-contained flat;

the expression “existing building” means a building in existence at the passing of this Act;

the word “reconstruction” means the conversion of an existing building into one or more houses, and includes the making of alterations and additions for that purpose; and the words “reconstruct,” “reconstructing,” and other cognate words shall be construed accordingly;

the word “erection” does not include reconstruction, and the words “erect,” “erecting,” and other cognate words shall be construed accordingly.