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To: Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government
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 , 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.  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.