Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Tuesday, 17 January 2023

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government

Local Government Performance Indicators and Public Spending Code: National Oversight and Audit Commission

Photo of Francis Noel DuffyFrancis Noel Duffy (Dublin South West, Green Party) | Oireachtas source


The next question is on re-letting and vacancy. In the context of homelessness, this takes an average of 34 weeks. Other than the costs Mr. McCarthy has identified, has it been identified why it is taking up to eight months on average to re-let homes? As an architect, I am in this space myself and I understand it takes time to turn things around but it does seem slow. If a local authority has being doing this since it has been in existence, you would think it would have some mechanism to actually do it. I think some local authorities are quicker than others and there may be reasons for that. I am curious if Mr. McCarthy has come across any mechanisms to speed it up.


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