Written answers

Tuesday, 21 June 2022

Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government

Housing Policy

Photo of Kathleen FunchionKathleen Funchion (Carlow-Kilkenny, Sinn Fein)
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262. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if he will consider reviewing with a view to increasing the current property valuation limit for fresh start home loans administered by local authorities (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32137/22]

Photo of Darragh O'BrienDarragh O'Brien (Dublin Fingal, Fianna Fail)
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The Local Authority Home Loan is a Government backed mortgage for those on modest or low incomes who cannot get sufficient funding from commercial banks to purchase or build a home. It has been available nationwide from local authorities since 4 January 2022. The loan can be used both for new and second-hand properties, or to self-build. It is the successor to the Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan.

The maximum market values of the property that can be purchased or self-built are:

- €320,000in the counties of Cork, Dublin, Galway, Kildare, Louth, Meath and Wicklow, and

- €250,000in the rest of the country.

This limits the amount that can be borrowed to no more than €288,000in the counties Cork, Dublin, Galway, Kildare, Louth, Meath and Wicklow and no more than €225,000in the rest of the country.

While there are no plans at present to change the house price limits, this situation will be kept under review.

Further information on the scheme is available on the dedicated websites

www.localauthorityhomeloan.ie/ and www.gov.ie/en/service/00500-local-authority-home-loan-scheme/.

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