Tipperary estates in line for levy refund

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Nine Tipperary housing estates have been exempted from the Household Charge that was was implemented in 2012.

Nine Tipperary housing estates have been exempted from the Household Charge that was was implemented in 2012.

They are Ashgrove, Dun Lia, Croke Street in Thurles; Millers Brooke in Nenagh; Hill Crest Manor, Newport; Ard Coilte, Ballina; Courtyard, Cloughjordan; Kingstown Estate, Riverstown, and Riveroaks, Riverstown.

The news was revealed by Cllr Conor Delaney who said the most likely follow up would be that North Tipperary County Council will write to the residents asking them to contact the Household Charge Bureau.

However, the householders will still be liable for the Local Property Tax.

A North Tipperary County Council official said that the estates were now exempt following a review in 2012 when a new methodology for surveying housing estates was introduced to iron out some anomalies. Local authorities were then required to send a letter to each resident outlining the changes. The survey, as it related to North Tipperary, applied to the Eco Village in Cloughjordan only, and letters were delivered to the properties. This September 5, the Local Government (Household Charge) Regulations 2013 were enacted to deal with further anomolies.