Improvement Works in place of Local Authority Housing
Under this scheme, the local authority may improve or extend a privately owned house to eliminate defects or to provide additional accommodation where it is necessary to eliminate overcrowding or to accommodate a person not at present residing in the house. The scheme can also be availed by local authority tenants, tenant purchasers or certain voluntary housing tenants who move to a privately owned house requiring improvement works. The scheme does not apply to improvements to private rented houses.
The carrying out of the works must satisfy the housing needs of the household and result in their removal from the housing waiting list. Persons benefiting under the scheme are required to pay a weekly or monthly charge related to their means and the cost of the works carried out by the local authority.
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