Household Charge Letters Sent To Households Who Paid

Household charge warning letters seeking payment of €127 including a penalty for late payment have been sent to homeowners who have already paid the charge, the Local Government Management Agency has confirmed.

The first batch of warning letters to owner-occupiers, believed not to have paid the charge, was issued last week.

Up to then only landlords or second homeowners had been sent letters reminding them of their household charge liabilities.

However, homeowners who paid the charge before the payment deadline of March 31st are receiving the new letters.

A spokeswoman for the agency said the letters were being issued to people who had paid because of “imperfections” in the data set being used to identify non-payers.

The second homeowners who had not paid the charge were identified using the non principal private residence register (NPPR) database and the register of private rented accommodation held by the Private Residential Tenancies Board.

“The data is in a number of different formats and it was a huge amount of work to try and match it. There has never been data matching like this done before, so there will be imperfections,” the spokeswoman said.


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