For Written Answer on : 05/07/2022
Question Number(s): 213 Question Reference(s): 35419/22
Department: Housing, Local Government and Heritage
Asked by: David Stanton T.D.
To ask the Minister for Housing; Local Government and Heritage further to Parliamentary Question Nos. 323 of 1 February and 341 of 8 February 2022, if it is now possible for tenants in unsold affordable properties which have not been added to the local authority housing stock to purchase these properties following the deliberations of the working group which convened in September 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
The working group convened in September 2020 to examine the issues relating to unsold affordable properties is continuing to consider a number of options. Any solutions put forward will consider all relevant parties including the tenants, the approved housing bodies, the local authorities and achieve good value for the Exchequer. These will be contained in recommendations from the group which I trust will assist in resolving this complex legacy issue.