Law Society’s Reform Committee Questions the use of Occupancy Conditions for Rural Dwellings

The Law Society’s Reform Committee have produced a detailed analysis of the legal issues surrounding the imposition of occupancy conditions on applicants for rural dwellings by County Councils and An Bord Pleanála. The report appears to cast doubt cast as to whether all of the occupancy conditions currently utilised would have a substantive and firm basis against the backdrop of, Irish legislation, the Constitution, the European Convention on Human Rights and the European Convention on Human Rights Act 2003.

Please refer to link below which provides an excellent summary of the key points in the report:

http://www.pleanala.ie/publications/2005/discriminatory_conditions_reform.htm

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