PEOPLE in Donegal are being urged to share their experiences of defects in apartments and duplexes in the county.
The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien made the call this week andis asking people to share their experiences of housing defects relating to fire safety, structural safety and water ingress in purpose-built apartment and duplex buildings constructed in Donegal between 1991 and 2013.
These experiences are sought by the Independent Working Group to Examine Defects in Housing which was established by Minister O’Brien in February 2021.
Views are sought from people regardless of whether such defects in those properties in Donegal are currently known, unknown or where no such defects have arisen.
Encouraging as many people as possible to participate in the survey, Minister O’Brien emphasised: “Understanding the experiences of those directly affected by fire safety, structural safety and water ingress defects in apartment and duplex buildings constructed in Donegal between 1991 and 2013 will help us understand the scale of the issue. We need to understand the full extent of legacy problems so that we can address them going forward.
“I encourage all those who own or manage purpose-built apartments or duplex buildings constructed in Donegal between 1991 and 2013, to complete these surveys – whether the property in question has defects or not, or if the presence of defects is not known.”
“I look forward to receiving the Working Group’s report later this year and will give it my full consideration.”
Separate surveys for each stakeholder group are available at https://www.gov.ie/en/consultation/7e319-online-survey-in-relation-to-defects-in-apartment-and-duplex-buildings/
The deadline for completing the surveys is Monday 14 March 2022.