110 homeowners in Mayo have qualified for the Pyrite Redress Scheme , however, the number of premises with defective blocks in the county is set to be significantly higher.
That was outlined yesterday at a Special Meeting of Mayo County Council.
Yesterday’s Special Meeting of Mayo County Council held in the TF Royal Theatre in Castlebar had two issues on the agenda – the pyrite problem in the county, and the increasing incidents of anti social behaviour in housing estates across the county.
Director of Services for MCC, Tom Gilligan told cllrs that 110 homeowners in Mayo have now qualified for the Redress Scheme for Pyrite, with details of the new/ revised government scheme awaited with great anxiety by the homeowners impacted.
He explained, however, following questions by cllrs, that the number is likely to be higher as some homeowners have opted not to apply for the Redress Scheme until they see the detail of the revised scheme, anticipating that it will be 100 percent redress, and don’t want to get caught in a scheme that only provides 90 percent redress.
The scale of the pyrite problem in Mayo however, is considerably bigger than perhaps at first considered, because the Redress Scheme is only for home owners for their principle residence, it does not include holiday homes, second homes or commercial premises or public buildings.
It would appear that pyrite issues/ defective blocks are also being discovered in some of these buildings and so the problem is more extensive than homeowners and their principle residences.