Houses in certain unfinished housing estates were granted a waiver from the Household Charge in 2012
In March 2013 – new smaller lists of unfinished estates that are exempt from the Property Tax were released . See more here about the Property Tax 2013 Unfinished Estates Lists .
See more details of other Property Tax Exemptions Here
Which Unfinished Estates were granted a waiver from the Household Charge ?
The government decided that only homes on two categories of estates qualified for a Household Charge waiver in 2012 – these were :-
Category 3 unfinished estates – where a receiver has not been appointed and the developer is still in place but is effectively inactive;
Category 4 unfinished estates – where the development has been effectively abandoned and is posing serious problems for residents.
There were about 1320 unfinished estates in category 3 and 4 that were granted a waiver from the Household Charge . We estimate that there could be as many as 34,000 completed houses and apartments on these unfinished estates. Owners of these houses will not have to pay the household charge ..
Note : – owners of homes on these estates were still supposed to register for the Household charge and claim the waiver for 2012. If you didn’t register – you may be asked to pay the Household Charge and penalties – which will increase to €200 in 2014. You can still log into the online Property Tax system on Revenue.ie and claim your waiver from the 2012 Household Charge
Read more about some other Household Charge Exemptions
The full lists of unfinished estates in the various counties that were granted a waiver for thr household charge can be found below ,….. these are all the category 3 and 4 unfinished estates.
We have been in touch with South Dublin Council – and they have confirmed that there were no category 3 or 4 unfinished estates in South County Dublin Council area.