THE 1,324 IRISH HOUSING ESTATES WHICH ARE UNFIT FOR PURPOSE - AND GET AN EXEMPTION FROM THE HOUSEHOLD CHARGE AS A RESULT
Jan 15th, 2012 by Conor McCabe
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The following list is compiled from data taken from the Household Charge FAQs. It is of housing estates which fall into category three and four of unfinished housing estates, and as such are exempt from the household charge.
These are estates which are effectively failed estates, but in which people are forced to reside despite the obvious health and safety issues.
The categories were drawn up by the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government -
Category 3: a receiver has not been appointed and the developer is still in place but effectively inactive
Category 4: the development has been effectively abandoned and is posing serious problems for residents.
It needs to be pointed out that the unfinished housing estate is merely a sub-category of vacant housing in Ireland.
There are around 294,000 vacant housing units in the Republic - some of these are on unfinished housing estates, but the majority are vacant units in otherwise-functioning streets, apartment blocks, and estates.
An excel file of the information is available for download by right-click and save-as here.