Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1931

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Number 50 of 1931.


HOUSING (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) ACT, 1931.


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

PART I.

Preliminary and General.

Section

1.

Short title, construction and citation.

2.

Definitions.

3.

Construction of Act of 1890.

4.

Repeal of enactments.

PART II.

HOUSING OF THE WORKING CLASSES.

Unhealthy Areas.

5.

Clearance areas.

6.

Clearance orders.

7.

Purchase by local authority of land surrounded by or adjoining clearance area.

8.

Demolition of buildings under a clearance order.

9.

Restriction of development of land in a clearance area.

10.

Demolition of buildings on and disposal of land acquired by a local authority.

11.

Power of local authority to purchase cleared land which owners have failed to redevelop.

12.

Improvement areas.

13.

Treatment of improvement area.

14.

Preliminaries to passing of clearance or improvement resolution.

15.

Provisions as to purchase of land.

16.

Assessment of compensation in respect of land acquired compulsorily.

17.

Validity and date of operation of clearance orders and compulsory purchase orders.

18.

Extinguishment of ways easements, etc.

PART III.

HOUSING OF THE WORKING CLASSES.

Unhealthy Dwelling Houses.

19.

Power of local authority to require repair of insanitary house.

20.

Enforcement of notice requiring execution of repairs.

21.

Recovery of expenses of repair from occupier.

22.

Power of local authority to let a vacant house in respect of which expenses are due.

23.

Power of local authority to order demolition of insanitary house.

24.

Underground room to be deemed to be a house unfit for human habitation.

25.

Power of local authority to deal with part of building.

26.

Procedure where demolition order or closing order made or undertaking given as to user of house.

27.

Appeals.

28.

Power of local authority to acquire and repair certain houses.

PART IV.

Miscellaneous Amendments of the Law Relating to the Housing of the Working Classes.

29.

Duty of local authority to inspect their district.

30.

Power of local authority to require information as to ownership of premises.

31.

Conditions to be implied on letting of house for habitation.

32.

Matters to be considered in determining a house to be unfit for human habitation.

33.

Recovery of possession of buildings subject to a clearance or demolition order.

34.

Recovery of possession of houses and buildings for purposes of enactments relating to the housing of the working classes.

35.

Power of Circuit Court to determine lease where premises demolished.

36.

Power of local authority to make allowances to certain persons displaced.

37.

Acquisition of land for purposes of Part III of the Act of 1890.

38.

Acquisition of land not immediately required for the purposes of Part III of the Act of 1890.

39.

Acquisition of and compensation for derelict sites.

40.

Powers in connection with provision of houses.

41.

Power of entry on lands proposed to be acquired.

42.

Power of entry on lands for survey, etc.

43.

Town Commissioners to be a local authority for purposes of Parts I and II of the Act of 1890.

44.

Power of Minister to obtain a report on any crowded area.

45.

Power of Minister to prescribe forms, etc., and to dispense with advertisements and notices.

46.

Penalty for preventing execution of repairs, etc.

47.

Provisions with respect to official representations.

48.

Remuneration of solicitors for business under the Housing of the Working Classes Acts.

49.

Service of notices, etc.

50.

Application of provisions of section 11 of the Labourers (Ireland) Act, 1906, amending the Lands Clauses Acts.

51.

Miscellaneous amendments of the Housing (Ireland) Act, 1919.

52.

Execution by local authorities of works under section 20 of the Housing (Ireland) Act, 1919.

53.

Assessment of compensation in respect of existing houses acquired by a local authority.

54.

Minor and consequential amendments of housing enactments.

PART V.

Labourers Cottages.

55.

Increase of rate for purposes of Labourers (Ireland) Acts, 1883 to 1930.

56.

Suspension of operation of section 15 of the Labourers (Ireland) Act, 1883.

57.

Power of Commissioners of Public Works in Ireland to lend money for the purposes of the Labourers (Ireland) Acts, 1883 to 1930.

58.

Power to acquire buildings for purposes of Labourers (Ireland) Acts, 1883 to 1930.

PART VI.

Acquisition of Small Dwellings.

59.

Advances to persons intending to construct houses under the Small Dwellings Acquisition (Ireland) Acts, 1899 and 1919.

60.

Increase of value of houses in respect of which advances may be made.

PART VII.

Amendments of the Housing Acts, 1925 to 1930.

61.

Increase of aggregate amount of grants under Housing Acts, 1925 to 1930.

62.

Extension of period for erection of houses by private persons.

63.

Continuance of assistance to private persons erecting houses.

PART VIII .

Financial Provisions.

64.

State contributions to expenses of provision of houses for the working classes.

65.

Remission of rates on small dwelling houses.

66.

Allocation of Irish Housing Fund.

FIRST SCHEDULE.

SECOND SCHEDULE.

THIRD SCHEDULE.

FOURTH SCHEDULE.

FIFTH SCHEDULE.


Acts Referred to

Interpretation Act, 1923

No. 46 of 1923

Cork City Management Act, 1929

No. 1 of 1929

Local Government (Dublin) Act, 1930

No. 27 of 1930

Acquisition of Land (Reference Committee) Act, 1925

No. 22 of 1925

Courts of Justice Act, 1924

No. 10 of 1924

Housing Act, 1925

No. 12 of 1925

Housing Act, 1928

No. 31 of 1928

Housing Act, 1929

No. 12 of 1929

Housing Act, 1930

No. 22 of 1930

Local Government Act, 1927

No. 3 of 1927

Housing (Gaeltacht) Act, 1929

No. 41 of 1929

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Number 50 of 1931.


HOUSING (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) ACT, 1931.


AN ACT TO MAKE BETTER PROVISION FOR THE CLEARANCE OF UNHEALTHY AREAS AND THE REPAIR AND DEMOLITION OF INSANITARY HOUSES; TO AMEND THE HOUSING OF THE WORKING CLASSES (IRELAND) ACTS, 1890 TO 1921; THE LABOURERS (IRELAND) ACTS, 1883 TO 1930; THE SMALL DWELLINGS ACQUISITION (IRELAND) ACTS, 1899 AND 1919, AND THE HOUSING ACTS, 1925 TO 1930; AND TO MAKE FURTHER PROVISION FOR THE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE OF LOCAL AUTHORITIES AND OTHERS IN THE PROVISION OF HOUSING ACCOMMODATION UNDER THOSE ENACTMENTS AS AMENDED BY THIS ACT, AND FOR PURPOSES CONNECTED WITH THE MATTERS AFORESAID. [22nd December, 1931.]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS OF SAORST?T EIREANN AS FOLLOWS:—