Saturday, 29 June 2013

Have you paid your NPPR Non Principal Private Residence charge yet? sent out an e-letter earlier this week reminding landlords of the deadline for paying the Non Principal Private Residence charge (NPPR) is Sunday 30th June.

They said  "Despite the fact that you may already have paid the Local Property Tax (LPT) on your rental property you are still liable to pay the €200 NPPR charge for this year.Even if a rental property is empty the charge is still due. The liability for the charge is based on the ownership of the property on March 31st last. i.e the person owning the property on that date is the person responsible for the charge for this year" So if you have not done you need to get a move on to avoid late payment fees.

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The newsletter also advised about the Changes to the Rent Supplement
"The Minister for Social Protection has implemented revised rent limits under the Rent Supplement scheme. These new limits came into effect on Monday 17 June 2013 and will be in place until 31 December 2014.

The purpose of the Rent Limit Review is to establish new maximum rent limits which are in line with the most up-to-date market data available

The Department has completed a full review of rental costs throughout the country using data received from the Private Residential Tenancies Board (PRTB) of actual rental tenancies registered with them.

The new rent limits show increases in Dublin and Galway. There have been reductions in rent limits in rural counties reflecting conditions in these rental markets. "
More information here at Irishlandlord site 

Monday, 24 June 2013

The Gathering looks like it will have over two thousand gatherings this summer

The weather may not be brilliant so far this summer, however the organisers of The Gathering 2013 are looking very much on the bright side.

Looks like this was taken on Dollymount beach just outside Dublin
 They have recently issued a press release saying "Bumper Bank Holiday Weekend of 165 Gatherings Kicks off Summer Schedule" 

A massive 2,126 Gatherings are now planned to take place this summer. The packed Gathering Summer schedule kicked off with a bumper Bank Holiday weekend of 165 Gatherings. June 1st was the busiest day for the Gathering to date as 79 Gatherings were held across the country but the busiest period for Gatherings is yet to happen with a total of 176 gatherings taking place across the August Bank Holiday weekend 2nd – 5th August.

The counties with the most summer Gatherings organised are
  • Dublin with 318
  • Cork with 179
  • Mayo with 158
  • Donegal with 126
  • Galway with 119
  • Kerry with 111
The Gathering Ireland is now encouraging people to extend an invitation to friends and families overseas to come to Ireland this summer and be a part of it.  Jim Miley, Gathering Project Director said,

“Over 1,300 of the 4,000 or so gathering events planned for the year have already been held. Just over 2,000 of the remaining planned events are to held over the summer months, a real testament to the interest and commitment of communities right across the country.
“This Summer there is something for everyone, from music festivals, dog shows and genealogy tours to world record breaking attempts and surfing sessions.  Now is the time to pick up the phone and invite some friends from overseas to come to Ireland and sample a few Gatherings this summer.”

Some of the 2,126  Summer Gatherings are entirely new, while others will be familiar to an Irish audience but have this year been given an additional international element.

Throughout 2013, Ireland is opening its arms to hundreds of thousands of friends and family from all over the world, calling them home to gatherings in villages, towns and cities. (source The Gathering)

Find out more at The Gathering Ireland 2013 Website Here

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Enjoy The Gathering and a visit to Ireland in 2013