For Written Answer on : 10/11/2022
Question Number(s): 237 Question Reference(s): 56002/22
Department: Housing, Local Government and Heritage
Asked by: David Stanton T.D.
To ask the Minister for Housing; Local Government and Heritage the way that he is supporting and encouraging tenants of local authorities and approved housing bodies to avail of the rent-a-room scheme; the number availing of the scheme in the respective local authorities and approved housing bodies; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
The tenancy agreement between the tenant and the local authority or the Approved Housing Body, who is their landlord, sets out the conditions of the tenancy, the rules by which the tenant must abide, including those related to sub-letting or participation in schemes such as the Rent a Room Scheme operated by the Revenue Commissioners, and the responsibilities and obligations of both parties to the agreement.
Accordingly, decisions regarding sub-letting are a matter for individual local authorities and AHBs as part of their day-to-day management of the social housing system and in line with the conditions of the tenancy agreements in place. I have no role in this regard.