A tax on vacant properties will likely be launched within the funds to encourage folks to extend provide within the housing market, the finance minister has mentioned.
Paschal Donohoe mentioned preliminary evaluation by Income indicated that emptiness amongst native property tax (LPT) liable properties was low throughout all counties and lies “inside the vary” of a “functioning housing market”.
Income information signifies there are 57,206 vacant properties, considerably decrease than the 166,752 beforehand estimated by the Central Statistics Workplace (CSO) utilizing census information.
Donohoe mentioned the disparity was as a result of Income solely included liveable properties, whereas the CSO additionally included derelict properties. The Income figures additionally depend on self-declaration concerning the state of a home. Empty homes which aren’t match to stay in are thought-about