Green Party motion on Building Standards, Regulation and Homeowner Protection to be debated Wednesday
The Dáil will this week debate and vote on improved regulation of building standards and quality, the implementation of remedial scheme to assist homeowners to resolve serious structural and safety issues resulting from grossly defective building standards and also provide new legal rights and remedies to protect home buyers.
The Green Party motion on Building Standards, Regulation, and Homeowner Protection has three central aims:
Green Party Deputy Leader and TD for Dublin Rathdown, Catherine Martin, said today: “There are tens of thousands of homes in this country affected by shoddy building work and failures in building control. We have seen this in a number of developments, where fire-proofing wasn’t completed properly, problems with water ingress, homes blighted by pyrite and by the risk of defective and sub-standard concrete blockwork, which may affect thousands of homes in Donegal and Mayo. We must do everything in our power to prevent this from happening to another generation of homeowners.”