A NUMBER of houses in four estates around the county are exempt from paying the new property tax.
Some properties in Abbey Gate, Rathculliheen, Ferrybank; Barrow Meadows, Barrowmount, Goresbridge; Belline Valley, Piltown and Hunters Wood in Newmarket will have the waiver applied.
The waivers have been introduced because essential works including pavements, street lighting, sewer systems and green spaces were not completed. Many of the estates have been abandoned by developers, while local authorities and NAMA are also involving in making improvements.
Other estates in Co Carlow affected are Ballyknockan Manor, Kilkenny Road, Leighlinbridge; Royal Oak Close, Royal Oak, Bagenalstown and Sli na Ri, Moneybeg, Bagenalstown.
Minister for the Environment, Phil Hogan published the list of unfinished housing estates to which an exemption from the local property tax will apply. A similar waiver applied in respect of the Household Charge. The new list reflects the significant progress made by local authorities in reducing the number of problem estates. Approximately 5,000 households are eligible for an exemption under section 10 of the Finance Local Property Tax Act 2011.
The list of property tax exemptions was produced by the Department of the Environment using data from the State’s 34 city and county councils.