Housing (Amendment) Act, 1950


Labourers' Cottages.

Provision of labourers cottages for letting to persons of working classes.

24.—(1) The council of a county may provide cottages under the Labourers Acts for letting to persons of the working classes, within the meaning of the Housing of the Working Classes Acts, living in a county health district.

(2) Any letting made before the passing of this Act which would be valid if made under this section shall be and be deemed always to have been a valid letting under the Labourers Acts.

(3) A person to whom a cottage has been let under this section shall not be entitled to purchase the cottage under the Labourers Act, 1936 (No. 24 of 1936).

(4) Paragraph (b) of subsection (1) of section 6 of the Act of 1932, as amended by section 23 of the Act of 1948, (which relates to the making of a contribution towards the annual loan charges incurred by a local authority in respect of money borrowed by them for the provision of housing accommodation for agricultural labourers) shall be construed as if the reference to money borrowed included a reference to money borrowed by a local authority for the provision of cottages under this section.

(5) For the purposes of this section the council of a county shall have the powers and be subject to the obligations conferred and imposed upon a housing authority by the Labourers Acts.