Housing Act, 1966

Chapter IV


Duty of housing authority to put certain cottages and dwellings into good structural condition.

106.—(1) Whenever a housing authority propose to make a vesting order under section 17 of the Act of 1936 or to sell or lease a dwelling under section 90 of this Act to the tenant thereof and the cottage or dwelling is not in good structural condition, the authority before making the order or sale or granting the lease, shall carry out such works as shall be necessary to put the dwelling into good structural condition.

(2) Any doubt, dispute or question as to whether or not a cottage or dwelling is in good structural condition or as to what works are necessary to put the premises into good structural condition or as to whether or not works are required by this section to be carried out by a housing authority shall be determined by the Minister.

(3) Where works have been carried out pursuant to subsection (1) of this section the following provisions shall apply:

(a) a vesting order in respect of the cottage or the instrument by which the lease or sale of the dwelling is to be effected shall thereupon be made or executed, as the case may be,

(b) the purchaser or lessee of the cottage or dwelling, as the case may be, may, not later than the expiration of the period of twenty-one days beginning on the date on which he is notified of the making of the said vesting order, or of the making of the sale or grant of the lease, notify the Minister of any doubt, dispute or question with respect to the works which he wishes the Minister to determine pursuant to subsection (2) of this section, and send with the notification a fee of such amount as may be prescribed for the purposes of this section, and

(c) if the Minister on receipt of the notification and fee aforesaid determines that further specified works require to be carried out, the works specified shall be carried out and neither the fact that the said vesting order or the sale has been made or the lease has been granted nor the terms of the order or the instrument under which the sale or lease is effected shall be taken as preventing the works from being carried out.