Housing Act, 1929


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 a board of health and public assistance or a board of public health, 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 of houses for the working classes and the said expression also includes a company which satisfies the Minister that its objects are wholly philanthropic and include the provision 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 word “Minister” means the Minister for Local Government and Public Health;

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

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

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