3 September 2021 has been appointed as the commencement date for the following elements of the Affordable Housing Act 2021​:

Part 2: Affordable dwelling purchase arrangements (other than subsections 2(c), (6) and (7) of section 6 which relate to housing authorities (i) potentially entering into arrangements with the LDA and (ii) being required to have regard to its own housing services plan);

Part 4: Provision of funding to purchase equity share in dwellings;

Part 6: Amendments to Part V of the Planning and Development Act 2000;

Part 7: Miscellaneous (relates to agreements with financial institutions in respect of affordable housing under the Planning and Development Act 2000 and the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2002); and

Part 8: Repeals.

For further information on this topic, please contact Aoife Smyth, Knowledge Lawyer or any member of A&L Goodbody’s Real Estate team.