S.I. No. 357/2010 - Housing (Rent Books) (Amendment) Regulations 2010.

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S.I. No. 357/2010 - Housing (Rent Books) (Amendment) Regulations 2010.

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Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in
“Iris Oifigiúil” of 20th July, 2010.
I, MICHAEL FINNERAN, Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 5 of the Housing Act 1966 (No. 21 of 1966) and by section 17 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1992 (No. 18 of 1992) (as adapted by the Environment and Local Government (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 2003 ( S.I. No. 233 of 2003 )) and the Environment, Heritage and Local Government (Delegation of Ministerial Functions) (No. 2) Order 2009 ( S.I. No. 407 of 2009 ), hereby make the following regulations:
1. These Regulations may be cited as the Housing (Rent Books) (Amendment) Regulations 2010.
2. The Housing (Rent Books) Regulations 1993 ( S.I. No. 146 of 1993 ) are amended—
(a) by substituting for paragraph 3 of the Schedule thereto the following:
“3. Notice of termination of a tenancy must be in writing and must be made in accordance with the provisions of the Residential Tenancies Acts 2004 and 2009.”
(b) by substituting for paragraph 8 of the Schedule thereto the following:
“8. The landlord of a rented house is obliged to ensure that the house complies with the minimum standards of accommodation laid down in the Housing (Standards for Rented Houses) Regulations 2008 ( S.I. No. 534 of 2008 ). The Regulations do not apply to houses let for the purpose of a holiday, housing authority demountable houses and communal type accommodation provided by the Health Service Executive and certain approved non-profit or voluntary bodies. With the exception of Article 8 — Food Preparation, Storage and Laundry — the Regulations also apply to houses let by housing authorities. The standards relate to structural condition, the provision of sanitary, heating and refuse facilities, food preparation, storage and laundry, availability of adequate lighting and ventilation, fire safety and the safety of electricity and gas installations.
(c) by substituting for paragraph 10 of the Schedule thereto the following:
“10. Copies of the Housing (Rent Books) Regulations 1993, the Housing (Standards for Rented Houses) Regulations 2008 and the Housing (Standards for Rented Houses) (Amendment) Regulations 2009 may be purchased from the Government Publications Sale Office, Sun Alliance House, Molesworth Street, Dublin 2 or from the housing authority.
GIVEN under my hand,
8 July 2010.
MICHAEL FINNERAN,
Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government.
EXPLANATORY NOTE
(This note is not part of the Instrument and does not purport to be a legal interpretation.)
These Regulations amend the Housing (Rent Books) Regulations 1993 for compatibility with the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2009 and the Housing (Standards for Rented Houses) Regulations 2008.

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