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To: The Government

Not Our Fault - 100% redress for apartment/duplex defects

Not Our Fault - 100% redress for apartment/duplex defects

We are owners of homes built during the Celtic Tiger. They are some of the 100,000 apartments and duplexes around the country which are affected by serious fire defects.

We did nothing wrong, we all had structural surveys carried out before buying. However, our homes now have serious defects. To fix these defects and make our homes safe will cost at least €25,000 per apartment. In many cases it will cost much more than that. In some cases, we face the threat of being evacuated from our homes because they do not meet building regulations for safety.

This is not our fault. It is the fault of the builders and the regime of light regulation and self-certification which was in place at the time.

We simply cannot afford to pay for this work, particularly at this time of soaring prices.

The government has received a report from the Working Group to Examine Defects in Housing which outlines the scale of the problem. It contains different options for the government to decide how to deal with this issue.

One of those options is a 100% redress scheme. This is the only just and workable option.

We are calling on the government to agree to implement a 100% redress scheme and to then pursue the builders responsible for this crisis.

Why is this important?

We simply cannot afford to pay for this work, particularly at this time of soaring prices.

The government has received a report from the Working Group to Examine Defects in Housing which outlines the scale of the problem. It contains different options for the government to decide how to deal with this issue.

One of those options is a 100% redress scheme. This is the only just and workable option.

We are calling on the government to agree to implement a 100% redress scheme and to then pursue the builders responsible for this crisis.

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2022-09-15 16:22:26 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2022-09-09 20:41:29 +0100

500 signatures reached

2022-09-06 19:52:08 +0100

100 signatures reached

2022-09-06 18:51:51 +0100

50 signatures reached

2022-09-06 18:42:12 +0100

25 signatures reached

2022-09-06 18:28:26 +0100

10 signatures reached