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Redress Scheme for Defective Properties

Redress Scheme for Defective Properties

The Government has been urged to introduce a "Latent Defects Redress Scheme" to help those living in badly built properties constructed during the Celtic Tiger era. We're calling on Minister Eoghan Murphy to implement the recommendations of the all-party Housing Committee "Safe as Houses?" report [1], including redress scheme for homes affected by fire and other life safety construction defects.

Why is this important?

Many affected homes are not safe in the event of a fire. [2] Home owners and owners' management companies face prohibitive remediation costs. Most affected home owners have no recourse to the original builders/developers.The State's regulatory regime at the time of construction was not fit for purpose. There are no alternative remedies available.

[1] https://data.oireachtas.ie/ie/oireachtas/committee/dail/32/joint_committee_on_housing_planning_and_local_government/reports/2018/2018-01-24_report-safe-as-houses-a-report-on-building-standards-building-controls-consumer-protection_en.pdf

[2] http://www.dublinpeople.com/news/southside/articles/2019/03/13/4170685-redress-scheme-call-for-defective-properties/

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Reasons for signing

  • I am an owner bearing the cost of rectification works to an apartment built badly by a Developer, with little or no recourse currently.
  • I own a defective Duplex
  • Home owners should not have to pay thousands of euros from their own pockets to address defects which they did not cause.

Updates

2019-05-17 16:39:21 +0100

500 signatures reached

2019-04-04 20:39:39 +0100

100 signatures reached

2019-04-04 16:28:56 +0100

50 signatures reached

2019-04-04 14:10:45 +0100

25 signatures reached

2019-04-04 13:41:46 +0100

10 signatures reached