NPPR penalties set to rise by 50% if second-home property owners don’t settle charges by August 31st
This means that if a property owner has never paid the charge, they will be liable for an increased fee of €7,230 from September 1st. Those missing payment in2012 and 2013 will see their penalty increase from €1,000 to €1,860. These penalties apply per property, and non-compliant owners of multiple properties will pay a multiple of these charges.
If the aforementioned penalties are not paid,a charge will be held against the relevant property for twelve years after the fees become due, and it will have to be discharged, in full, before a transfer or sale of the property can be completed.
Property owners can contact the relevant local authority to discuss or pay the charge, or alternatively any charges can be settled at www.nppr.ie.
Source: The Irish Times