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Irish housing law and policy within a modern and easily understood framework.

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Author: Dr Padraic Kenna | ISBN 1-905536-01-1 | Format:Paper Back | Price €49 | Extent: Approx 380 pages

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Housing Law & Policy in Ireland examines Irish housing law and policy within a modern and easily understood framework. Drawing on legislative, case law, policy and human right norms, it offers a clear description of the origin and current status of Irish housing law and policy.

Property rights, mortgages, planning, building standards, State housing supports and subsides are explained and analysed. This book also considers contemporary social housing policy issues. The controversial issue around rural housing are uncovered, along with the growing and newly regulated private rented sector.

Indirect measures which impact on housing law and policy, such as consumer rights, family and equality law and other developments are revealed along with the emerging European dimension to all aspects of Irish housing law and policy.

This unique work, the first book on housing law and policy for the Irish market, offers a timely and important contribution to this hotly debated issue. Up-to-date, clear and extensively referenced, it is essential reading for all those interested in housing law and policy in Ireland.

Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction [ilink url=”https://www.claruspress.ie/wp-content/uploads/hlb_chap1.pdf” style=”download”]Read Chaper One[/ilink]

Chapter 2. Housing Law in Ireland· Rethinking housing law · A framework for examining housing law in Ireland · The property rights regime · The housing finance regime · The residential infrastructure regime · The regulatory regime · The housing subsidies regime · Conclusion

Chapter 3. Social Housing Law · Introduction · Housing Act 1966 · Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1979 · Housing Finance Agency Act, 1981 · Housing Act, 1988 · Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1992 · Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1997 · Housing (Traveller Accommodation) Act, 1998 · Planning and Development Act, 2000 · Local Government Act, 2001 · Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2002 · Planning and Development (Amendment) Act, 2002 · Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2004 · Conclusion

Chapter 4. Social Housing Policy and Special Needs· Social housing policy · Irish State intervention and social housing · Local authority housing · Categories of housing need · Social inclusion/NAPS · Conclusion

Chapter 5. Indirect Measures Impacting on Housing Law and Policy· Equality and non-discrimination · Housing and family law · European Convention on Human Rights Act, 2003 · Housing and consumer rights · The Ombudsman · Freedom of information · Conclusion

Chapter 6. Rural Housing and Private Rented Housing· Rural housing · Private rented housing · Conclusion

Chapter 7. Towards a Rights Based Approach to Housing · Introduction · Natural law origins of housing rights · Positive law and housing rights · Housing rights within NPM approaches · Housing as an internationally recognised human right · Transposing international housing rights to Ireland ·

Conclusion Chapter 8. The European Dimension· Introduction · European Union housing policy · The Council of Europe · Conclusion

Chapter 9. Conclusion· Globalisation and Irish housing · New challenges · The Partnership Agreements and housing · Whither Irish housing law and policy? · Is it about home? · The role of law · The right to housing is relevant to the way the State intervenes in the market.

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