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#Homeowners

# homeowners - Monday 27 May, 2013

40 hours to go until property tax deadline

Around 1.1 million homeowners have so far paid the charge.

# homeowners - Monday 29 April, 2013

Open thread: What do you need to know about the property tax?

With the deadlines fast approaching it’s likely you have a few questions about the new tax. We’re here to help.

# homeowners - Thursday 11 April, 2013

Revenue's property tax guidance causing 'widespread confusion' LPT

Revenue's property tax guidance causing 'widespread confusion'

The remarks were made by former junior minister Róisín Shortall today.

# homeowners - Monday 25 March, 2013

Are you paying too much for home insurance?

According to a home insurance survey, only 1 in 10 homeowners had a professional reinstatement valuation carried out on their home.

# homeowners - Sunday 24 March, 2013

Junior Minister: We made a mess of communicating property tax exemptions

Seán Sherlock said that the government “needs to do right by the people” in communicating the exemptions from the property tax.

Nearly 30 per cent do not intend to pay property tax - poll

Two-thirds of those polled by Red C for the Sunday Business Post think the measure is an unfair tax.

# homeowners - Saturday 16 March, 2013

Noonan: Claim about strategic mortgage defaulters is 'wholly anecdotal'

The Finance Minister has dismissed a claim that as many as 35 per cent of mortgage arrears cases in Ireland are a result of strategic default where a borrower chooses not to pay their mortgage.

# homeowners - Sunday 10 March, 2013

Revenue website showing property values goes live

Are you a homeowner? This site will show you how much your property is worth so you can calculate how much property tax to pay.

# homeowners - Friday 8 March, 2013

Leo Varadkar: Property tax is easy to pay and hard to evade

The Minister for Transport said that people struggling to pay their bills do not automatically become exempt from income tax and the same principle should apply to the forthcoming property tax.

# homeowners - Thursday 14 February, 2013

Property tax: Seller faces €500 fine if they under-declare value of home

A buyer who discovers that the person who sold them the house under-declared its value when paying the tax will be required to inform Revenue which will then pursue the seller, the Department of Finance said.

# homeowners - Saturday 26 January, 2013

You asked, we answered: What you wanted to know about the property tax (pt 2)

After last week’s Q&A about the property tax you had more questions so we’ve been getting you more answers…

# homeowners - Saturday 19 January, 2013

You asked, we answered: What you wanted to know about the property tax

We asked readers to submit questions they had about the property tax last weekend. You responded with a number of queries and here are the answers…

# homeowners - Saturday 12 January, 2013

Open thread: What do you want to know about the property tax?

If you’ve got a question about the forthcoming tax, leave it here and we’ll do our best to get it answered.

# homeowners - Tuesday 18 December, 2012

Up to €50m in bank loans and levies to pay for repair of pyrite homes

Environment Minister Phil Hogan has announced the setting up of the Pyrite Resolution Board which will aim to give thousands of homeowners by the issue a long-awaited resolution.

# homeowners - Monday 3 December, 2012

Boycotts, warnings and patriotism: A year of the household charge

Just under 70 per cent of eligible households have paid or registered to pay the controversial €100 tax but that is only after a year of much protest and mis-management.

# homeowners - Thursday 18 October, 2012

Report vindicates belief that State is not responsible for pyrite problems - Hogan

He added, however, that he supports the affected homeowners who have been suffering for “far too long”.

# homeowners - Thursday 27 September, 2012

Late payment penalties for household charge going up by €11 next Monday

Property owners who have not yet paid the household charge face increased penalties from Monday.

# homeowners - Thursday 13 September, 2012

One in three people who apply for mortgages are turned down

Figures revealed for the first time show that 38 per cent of mortgage applications were rejected last year.

# homeowners - Tuesday 28 August, 2012

Department: Up to Revenue to decide how property tax is paid

Though ministers will decide how the tax rate will be decided, it’s up to Revenue to see whether it may be deducted with PAYE.

# homeowners - Sunday 26 August, 2012

Property Tax introduction report 'will be considered by Govt in due course'

Recent updates to Ireland’s Memorandum of Understanding have shown plans to introduce the tax in Budget 2013.

# homeowners - Friday 24 August, 2012

Column: Pretending this mortgage crisis isn't happening won't make it go away

One in ten people who have a mortgage in Ireland are struggling to pay it off. Where is the urgency in solving this epidemic, asks Noeline Blackwell.

# homeowners - Thursday 23 August, 2012

Mortgage arrears in Ireland rise to highest level yet

New figures from the Central Bank illustrate the deepening mortgage crisis in Ireland with almost 130,000 in arrears.

# homeowners - Wednesday 1 August, 2012

Call for review of tax on second homes

Deputy Aodhán Ó Riordáin has called for a review of the tax for people who have had to rent out their house due to a change of circumstances.

# homeowners - Monday 23 July, 2012

Second round of Household Charge warning letters to be sent in early August

A third letter warning of court action over non-payment of charge by liable households is due to be sent out in September.

# homeowners - Thursday 19 July, 2012

No opposition to Personal Insolvency Bill during Dáil debate

The bill includes measures to help mortage holders out of debt, with one TD saying it “has the potential to help families sleep easier at night”.

# homeowners - Monday 16 July, 2012

Pyrite bill to be introduced next week

The new bill would give homeowners more time to bring a case about pyrite in their homes to court.

# homeowners - Thursday 24 May, 2012

Column: The mortgage crisis is stoked by mistrust. Here’s how we might fix it.

Aggressive banks are making mortgage resolution impossible, writes David Hall of New Beginning – and suggests a way to restore trust between lenders and borrowers.

# homeowners - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

Central Bank clarifies rules on contacting borrowers in arrears

The Central Bank has outlined the appropriate rules of engagement for lenders dealing with mortgage customers who have fallen into arrears.

# homeowners - Tuesday 3 April, 2012

Some mortgage holders 'choosing not to pay', broker says

Karl Deeter of Irish Mortgage Brokers said some borrowers are strategically withholding payments in the hope of winning a debt deal.

# homeowners - Wednesday 28 March, 2012

Creighton: We need to send a 'strong signal of commitment' in referendum

Creighton says she doesn’t want to “dictate to any citizen” about how to voting in the upcoming fiscal compact referendum – but warns that future external funding may dry up if Ireland says No.

# homeowners - Wednesday 21 March, 2012

Unite urges members not to pay household charge

The trade union has dismissed the charge as unfair and called on its members not to pay – all 60,000 of them.

# homeowners - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

In pictures: TDs take to the streets to urge boycott of household charge Household Charge This post contains images

In pictures: TDs take to the streets to urge boycott of household charge

Homeowners are expected to have arrangements in place to pay the €100 flat charge by next month.

# homeowners - Friday 10 February, 2012

Nama to claw back €500million in assets

The agency expects to recover assets which debtors tried to put beyond its reach, its chairman Frank Daly has said.

# homeowners - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

First mortgage-to-rent scheme for homeowners piloted

Mortgage holders will give up their properties and become tenants under the programme designed to help people in debt.

# homeowners - Friday 3 February, 2012

Proposed legislation would allow judges to refuse home repossessions

Independent TD Stephen Donnelly says he expects his Family Home Protection Bill to be defeated in the Dáil but he hopes it can influence the personal insolvency legislation published by the government last week.

# homeowners - Friday 13 January, 2012

New law 'not a licence to kill', says minister

A new law giving homeowners the right to protect their family and property from intruders using ‘reasonable force’.

# homeowners - Thursday 12 January, 2012

ECB holds main eurozone interest rate at 1 per cent ECB

ECB holds main eurozone interest rate at 1 per cent

The decision follows two successive months of cutting the bank’s main interest rate which was a welcome boost for mortgage holders.

# homeowners - Thursday 8 December, 2011

Explainer: Changes to mortgage interest relief

Finance Minister Michael Noonan has introduced changes to the mortgage interest relief available to buyers and home owners as part of next year’s Budget – but what does it mean?

# homeowners - Wednesday 7 December, 2011

Bank of Ireland to make €1.5 billion available for mortgages

The move comes one day after Finance Minister Michael Noonan announced a range of measures in the Budget encouraging people to buy homes.

# homeowners - Monday 21 November, 2011

Mortgage holders to unite in fight for reform

New Beginning is spearheading an intiative to bring together groups and individuals concerned about mortgage defaulting in Ireland – with a spokesperson saying it will bring power in numbers.