Midlands Homeowners Asked To Contribute To Housing Defects Report

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The government is trying to capture the nature and scale of housing defects in the midlands.

People who've experienced fire safety, structural safety and water ingress issues in apartments and duplex buildings constructed between 1991 and 2013 are being asked to share their experiences in a new survey.

The Independent Working Group to Examine Defects in Housing, which was established by Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien in February 2021, is compiling a report that will then be presented to the Minister O'Brien for considereation.

Junior Housing Minister and Longford-Westmeath TD, Peter Burke says the Department wants to do all it can to understand and address any legacy problems:

The working group will use the survey information to inform its report to the Minister with particular regard to the following:

•            the nature and scale of the issue of fire safety, structural safety and water ingress defects.

•            the difficulties that arise following the discovery of these defects.

•            the costs and levies associated with the remediation of the defects.

Separate surveys for each stakeholder group are available at https://www.gov.ie/en/consultation/7e319-online-survey-in-relation-to-defects-in-apartment-and-duplex-buildings/

The deadline for completing the survey is Monday 14 March 2022.

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