HC Deb 13 March 1896 vol 38 c885
MR. L. P. HAYDEN (Roscommon, S.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that, where a fair rent has been fixed on a holding on which no dwelling-house exists, the landlord asserts the right of preventing the tenant from erecting one; and whether, if the landlord be legally entitled to take this step, the Chief Secretary will consider the advisability of inserting a provision in the Land Bill to remedy this defect in the law?


The erection of a dwelling-house under the circumstances stated in the question, without the landlord's assent, would be a breach of a statutory condition. As to the second paragraph, I cannot at present make any statement regarding the provisions of the Land Bill.