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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.

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THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT Management Agency is preparing to send out the second round of letters to householders regarding the Household Charge payment.

The first batch of letters were sent out in early July to thousands of homes around the country. Within a week, the LGMA received about 1,800 calls concerning the receipt of letters by people who had already paid the charge.

A second letter is due to be sent out from the 7 August to households which have already received that first correspondence from the LGMA, and a third letter – which warns of court action if the charge is not paid within a given timeframe – are due to be sent from 10 September.

The LGMA says that it continues to analyse data to identify householders who have not yet paid the charge, including checking data from the Private Residential Tenancies Board, the Property Registration Authority, the Revenue Commissioners, and the ESB.

As of Friday, €97,521,362 has been received in payments of the Household Charge and penalties incurred by homeowners who did not pay the charge by the end of March deadline. Figures from the Department of the Environment show that 967,937 properties registered with payments by noon Friday, while 18,687 registered for a waiver.

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