Grants for Home Repairs for Pensioners

Financial assistance of up to €8000 Euro is available via local authorities under a scheme called “Housing Aid for Older People” . The Grants for Home Repairs for Pensioners are for people aged 66 years or older, who are living in poor housing conditions. (In cases of genuine hardship a local authority may also assist […]
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NPPR – Property Tax on Non Principal Residences in Ireland

The tax on Non Principal Private Residences ( NPPR ) in Ireland  came into effect in Ireland on 31st July 2009. The 2013 NPPR charge was €200 –and  it was the same annual  amount every year from 2009 to 2013. The year of 2013 was the final year for the NPPR charge  – it was […]
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Renting or Buying a House – Cost Comparison

Over the long term – property prices have usually risen in the past  and may well do so in the future. In the current declining property market would you be worse off or better off renting a house rather than buying? Here are some figures for buying versus renting based on different scenarios over a […]
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Landlords Advised to Pass on Household Charge to Tenants

Although tenants will not be directly liable for the new Household Tax – it looks like many private tenants will be expected to pay an amount to cover the new charge to landlords on top of their rent. The  Irish Property Owners Association – (IPOA)  has advised landlords  to  levy the Household Charge on their […]
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