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Avoid property penalty deadline – council

CLARE  property owners who haven’t registered and paid the Non Principal Private Residence (NPPR) charge, including any late payment penalties have until August 31 to discharge their liability before additional penalties are added to the charge, under new legislative changes announced by Government.

The NPPR charge applies to any residential property in which the owner does not reside as their normal place of residence such as holiday homes, second properties and rental properties, Clare County Council has advised. The charge also applies to vacant residential property and properties where the owners live abroad. The NPPR was in place for five years from 2009 to 2013.

The payment Local Government Reform Act 2014 provides for a period, March 2 to August 31, 2014, during which time no new late penalties will be applied to existing liabilities. As and from September 1, additional penalties of over 50 % will be applied to existing arrears resulting in a liability of up to €7,230 per property becoming due.

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