Wednesday, 24 March 2021
Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government
Private Rented Accommodation
625. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of properties to date per rent pressure zone in County Louth that have been identified as potentially in breach of short-term lettings regulations; the number that have been subject to inspection; and the number of short-term letting change of use planning applications received. [14227/21]
626. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of properties to date per rent pressure zone in County Louth that have been issued with warning letters in respect of a breach of the short-term letting regulations. [14228/21]
I propose to take Questions Nos. 625 and 626 together.
While my Department does not require local authorities to submit data on the implementation and enforcement of the Short-Term Letting Regulations at individual Rent Pressure Zone level, it regularly requests such data at local authority level.
The information provided below is taken from the quarterly reports submitted by Louth County Council to date.
|Quarter||No. of properties identified as potentially in breach of STL regulations*||No. of site inspections that have taken place||No. of change of use planning applications received||No. of warning letters issued|
|up to end Q2 2020||231||4||1||36|
My Department proposes to issue a further request to all relevant local authorities in the coming weeks for updated data in respect of Q1 2021.