Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Thursday, 3 June 2021

Public Accounts Committee

Vote 34 - Housing, Planning and Local Government (resumed)

10:30 am

Photo of Colm BurkeColm Burke (Cork North Central, Fine Gael)
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In 2018, there were, I understand, more than 7,000 first or second notifications to landlords. The following year, there were only 1,100 notifications issued to landlords. There was a substantial drop in the level of notification to landlords for non-registration. In an area of my constituency, 60% of the properties that are let are not registered. That raises serious questions. I ask that the Department take up this matter, in particular in areas where there are third level institutions, which appear to be a major problem as regards registration.