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#Homeowners

# homeowners - Monday 15 July, 2013

Rise in 'accidental landlords' as homeowners rent out properties to cover mortgage costs
# Legal Advice
# Legal Advice

Rise in 'accidental landlords' as homeowners rent out properties to cover mortgage costs

Jul 15th 2013, 9:03 AM 14,441 Views 56 Comments

FLAC noted a “striking” rise in queries about housing such matters, which were up almost 70 per cent since 2011.

# homeowners - Friday 21 June, 2013

This graph shows how bad the mortgage arrears crisis is
# Mortgage Arrears
# Mortgage Arrears

This graph shows how bad the mortgage arrears crisis is

Jun 21st 2013, 1:30 PM 9,329 Views 67 Comments

The amount of money owed to financial institutions has risen 275 per cent in 42 months.

# homeowners - Thursday 13 June, 2013

Pearse Doherty: Sinn Féin is committed to abolishing the property tax
# Opinion
# Opinion

Pearse Doherty: Sinn Féin is committed to abolishing the property tax

Jun 13th 2013, 7:30 PM 82 Views 126 Comments

After the rejection of Sinn Féin’s bill to repeal property tax legislation last night, Pease Doherty writes that the tax could be the tipping point for families across the state.

# homeowners - Monday 27 May, 2013

Tips to combat bogus callers who prey on the old and vulnerable
# Bogus Callers
# Bogus Callers

Tips to combat bogus callers who prey on the old and vulnerable

May 27th 2013, 6:03 PM 9,893 Views 23 Comments

Before answering your door, ensure your back door is locked.

40 hours to go until property tax deadline
# Final Countdown
# Final Countdown

40 hours to go until property tax deadline

May 27th 2013, 8:02 AM 10,689 Views 170 Comments

Around 1.1 million homeowners have so far paid the charge.

# homeowners - Monday 29 April, 2013

Open thread: What do you need to know about the property tax?
# Property Tax
# Property Tax

Open thread: What do you need to know about the property tax?

Apr 29th 2013, 7:45 PM 17,221 Views 125 Comments

With the deadlines fast approaching it’s likely you have a few questions about the new tax. We’re here to help.

# homeowners - Thursday 11 April, 2013

Revenue's property tax guidance causing 'widespread confusion'
# LPT
# LPT

Revenue's property tax guidance causing 'widespread confusion'

Apr 11th 2013, 9:31 PM 17,414 Views 77 Comments

The remarks were made by former junior minister Róisín Shortall today.

# homeowners - Monday 25 March, 2013

Are you paying too much for home insurance?
# Insurance
# Insurance

Are you paying too much for home insurance?

Mar 25th 2013, 11:53 AM 8,077 Views 12 Comments

According to a home insurance survey, only 1 in 10 homeowners had a professional reinstatement valuation carried out on their home.

# homeowners - Sunday 24 March, 2013

Junior Minister: We made a mess of communicating property tax exemptions
# Property Tax
# Property Tax

Junior Minister: We made a mess of communicating property tax exemptions

Mar 24th 2013, 6:24 PM 9,646 Views 105 Comments

Seán Sherlock said that the government “needs to do right by the people” in communicating the exemptions from the property tax.

Nearly 30 per cent do not intend to pay property tax - poll
# Property Tax
# Property Tax

Nearly 30 per cent do not intend to pay property tax - poll

Mar 24th 2013, 7:30 AM 10,817 Views 196 Comments

Two-thirds of those polled by Red C for the Sunday Business Post think the measure is an unfair tax.

# homeowners - Saturday 16 March, 2013

Noonan: Claim about strategic mortgage defaulters is 'wholly anecdotal'
# Mortgage Arrears
# Mortgage Arrears

Noonan: Claim about strategic mortgage defaulters is 'wholly anecdotal'

Mar 16th 2013, 6:08 PM 8,016 Views 68 Comments

The Finance Minister has dismissed a claim that as many as 35 per cent of mortgage arrears cases in Ireland are a result of strategic default where a borrower chooses not to pay their mortgage.

# homeowners - Sunday 10 March, 2013

Revenue website showing property values goes live
# Property Tax
# Property Tax

Revenue website showing property values goes live

Mar 10th 2013, 2:30 PM 69,558 Views 163 Comments

Are you a homeowner? This site will show you how much your property is worth so you can calculate how much property tax to pay.

# homeowners - Friday 8 March, 2013

Leo Varadkar: Property tax is easy to pay and hard to evade
# Property Tax
# Property Tax

Leo Varadkar: Property tax is easy to pay and hard to evade

Mar 8th 2013, 8:54 AM 10,880 Views 201 Comments

The Minister for Transport said that people struggling to pay their bills do not automatically become exempt from income tax and the same principle should apply to the forthcoming property tax.

# homeowners - Thursday 14 February, 2013

Property tax: Seller faces €500 fine if they under-declare value of home
# Property Tax
# Property Tax

Property tax: Seller faces €500 fine if they under-declare value of home

Feb 14th 2013, 7:54 AM 10,098 Views 81 Comments

A buyer who discovers that the person who sold them the house under-declared its value when paying the tax will be required to inform Revenue which will then pursue the seller, the Department of Finance said.

# homeowners - Saturday 26 January, 2013

You asked, we answered: What you wanted to know about the property tax (pt 2)
# Property Tax
# Property Tax

You asked, we answered: What you wanted to know about the property tax (pt 2)

Jan 26th 2013, 12:00 PM 10,033 Views 41 Comments

After last week’s Q&A about the property tax you had more questions so we’ve been getting you more answers…

# homeowners - Saturday 19 January, 2013

You asked, we answered: What you wanted to know about the property tax
# Property Tax
# Property Tax

You asked, we answered: What you wanted to know about the property tax

Jan 19th 2013, 8:45 AM 20,949 Views 68 Comments

We asked readers to submit questions they had about the property tax last weekend. You responded with a number of queries and here are the answers…

# homeowners - Saturday 12 January, 2013

Open thread: What do you want to know about the property tax?
# Over To You
# Over To You

Open thread: What do you want to know about the property tax?

Jan 12th 2013, 9:15 AM 9,333 Views 144 Comments

If you’ve got a question about the forthcoming tax, leave it here and we’ll do our best to get it answered.

# homeowners - Tuesday 18 December, 2012

Up to €50m in bank loans and levies to pay for repair of pyrite homes
# Pyrite
# Pyrite

Up to €50m in bank loans and levies to pay for repair of pyrite homes

Dec 18th 2012, 9:15 PM 7,954 Views 36 Comments

Environment Minister Phil Hogan has announced the setting up of the Pyrite Resolution Board which will aim to give thousands of homeowners by the issue a long-awaited resolution.

# homeowners - Monday 3 December, 2012

Boycotts, warnings and patriotism: A year of the household charge
# Household Charge
# Household Charge

Boycotts, warnings and patriotism: A year of the household charge

Dec 3rd 2012, 7:10 AM 5,177 Views 39 Comments

Just under 70 per cent of eligible households have paid or registered to pay the controversial €100 tax but that is only after a year of much protest and mis-management.

# homeowners - Thursday 18 October, 2012

Report vindicates belief that State is not responsible for pyrite problems - Hogan
# Building
# Building

Report vindicates belief that State is not responsible for pyrite problems - Hogan

Oct 18th 2012, 7:20 PM 7,411 Views 47 Comments

He added, however, that he supports the affected homeowners who have been suffering for “far too long”.

# homeowners - Thursday 27 September, 2012

Late payment penalties for household charge going up by €11 next Monday
# Household Charge
# Household Charge

Late payment penalties for household charge going up by €11 next Monday

Sep 27th 2012, 6:45 AM 9,727 Views 74 Comments

Property owners who have not yet paid the household charge face increased penalties from Monday.

# homeowners - Thursday 13 September, 2012

One in three people who apply for mortgages are turned down
# No Joy
# No Joy

One in three people who apply for mortgages are turned down

Sep 13th 2012, 12:14 PM 9,251 Views 49 Comments

Figures revealed for the first time show that 38 per cent of mortgage applications were rejected last year.

# homeowners - Tuesday 28 August, 2012

Department: Up to Revenue to decide how property tax is paid
# Property Tax
# Property Tax

Department: Up to Revenue to decide how property tax is paid

Aug 28th 2012, 10:15 AM 2,781 Views 26 Comments

Though ministers will decide how the tax rate will be decided, it’s up to Revenue to see whether it may be deducted with PAYE.

# homeowners - Sunday 26 August, 2012

Property Tax introduction report 'will be considered by Govt in due course'
# Property Tax
# Property Tax

Property Tax introduction report 'will be considered by Govt in due course'

Aug 26th 2012, 1:39 PM 4,432 Views 72 Comments

Recent updates to Ireland’s Memorandum of Understanding have shown plans to introduce the tax in Budget 2013.

# homeowners - Friday 24 August, 2012

Column: Pretending this mortgage crisis isn't happening won't make it go away
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Pretending this mortgage crisis isn't happening won't make it go away

Aug 24th 2012, 7:45 PM 56 Views 41 Comments

One in ten people who have a mortgage in Ireland are struggling to pay it off. Where is the urgency in solving this epidemic, asks Noeline Blackwell.

# homeowners - Thursday 23 August, 2012

Mortgage arrears in Ireland rise to highest level yet
# Tough Times
# Tough Times

Mortgage arrears in Ireland rise to highest level yet

Aug 23rd 2012, 11:36 AM 4,801 Views 43 Comments

New figures from the Central Bank illustrate the deepening mortgage crisis in Ireland with almost 130,000 in arrears.

# homeowners - Wednesday 1 August, 2012

Call for review of tax on second homes
# Homeowners
# Homeowners

Call for review of tax on second homes

Aug 1st 2012, 6:15 AM 4,958 Views 7 Comments

Deputy Aodhán Ó Riordáin has called for a review of the tax for people who have had to rent out their house due to a change of circumstances.

# homeowners - Monday 23 July, 2012

Second round of Household Charge warning letters to be sent in early August
# Household Charge
# Household Charge

Second round of Household Charge warning letters to be sent in early August

Jul 23rd 2012, 3:50 PM 6,224 Views 116 Comments

A third letter warning of court action over non-payment of charge by liable households is due to be sent out in September.

# homeowners - Thursday 19 July, 2012

No opposition to Personal Insolvency Bill during Dáil debate
# Insolvency
# Insolvency

No opposition to Personal Insolvency Bill during Dáil debate

Jul 19th 2012, 11:20 AM 1,654 Views 4 Comments

The bill includes measures to help mortage holders out of debt, with one TD saying it “has the potential to help families sleep easier at night”.

# homeowners - Monday 16 July, 2012

Pyrite bill to be introduced next week
# Pyrite
# Pyrite

Pyrite bill to be introduced next week

Jul 16th 2012, 10:56 AM 6,644 Views 15 Comments

The new bill would give homeowners more time to bring a case about pyrite in their homes to court.

# homeowners - Thursday 24 May, 2012

Column: The mortgage crisis is stoked by mistrust. Here’s how we might fix it.
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The mortgage crisis is stoked by mistrust. Here’s how we might fix it.

May 24th 2012, 7:00 AM 50 Views 30 Comments

Aggressive banks are making mortgage resolution impossible, writes David Hall of New Beginning – and suggests a way to restore trust between lenders and borrowers.

# homeowners - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

Central Bank clarifies rules on contacting borrowers in arrears
# Banks
# Banks

Central Bank clarifies rules on contacting borrowers in arrears

May 1st 2012, 9:40 PM 5,215 Views 21 Comments

The Central Bank has outlined the appropriate rules of engagement for lenders dealing with mortgage customers who have fallen into arrears.

# homeowners - Tuesday 3 April, 2012

Some mortgage holders 'choosing not to pay', broker says
# Mortgages
# Mortgages

Some mortgage holders 'choosing not to pay', broker says

Apr 3rd 2012, 8:35 AM 5,599 Views 78 Comments

Karl Deeter of Irish Mortgage Brokers said some borrowers are strategically withholding payments in the hope of winning a debt deal.

# homeowners - Wednesday 28 March, 2012

Creighton: We need to send a 'strong signal of commitment' in referendum
# Referendum
# Referendum

Creighton: We need to send a 'strong signal of commitment' in referendum

Mar 28th 2012, 9:30 AM 2,524 Views 145 Comments

Creighton says she doesn’t want to “dictate to any citizen” about how to voting in the upcoming fiscal compact referendum – but warns that future external funding may dry up if Ireland says No.

# homeowners - Wednesday 21 March, 2012

Unite urges members not to pay household charge
# Household Charge
# Household Charge

Unite urges members not to pay household charge

Mar 21st 2012, 7:35 AM 3,634 Views 111 Comments

The trade union has dismissed the charge as unfair and called on its members not to pay – all 60,000 of them.

# homeowners - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

In pictures: TDs take to the streets to urge boycott of household charge
# Household Charge
# Household Charge

In pictures: TDs take to the streets to urge boycott of household charge

Feb 15th 2012, 6:44 PM 7,433 Views 130 Comments

Homeowners are expected to have arrangements in place to pay the €100 flat charge by next month.

# homeowners - Friday 10 February, 2012

Nama to claw back €500million in assets
# NAMA
# NAMA

Nama to claw back €500million in assets

Feb 10th 2012, 8:58 AM 1,666 Views 18 Comments

The agency expects to recover assets which debtors tried to put beyond its reach, its chairman Frank Daly has said.

# homeowners - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

First mortgage-to-rent scheme for homeowners piloted
# Mortgage Debt
# Mortgage Debt

First mortgage-to-rent scheme for homeowners piloted

Feb 7th 2012, 6:59 PM 7,839 Views 54 Comments

Mortgage holders will give up their properties and become tenants under the programme designed to help people in debt.

# homeowners - Friday 3 February, 2012

Proposed legislation would allow judges to refuse home repossessions
# Homeowners
# Homeowners

Proposed legislation would allow judges to refuse home repossessions

Feb 3rd 2012, 8:16 AM 2,682 Views 35 Comments

Independent TD Stephen Donnelly says he expects his Family Home Protection Bill to be defeated in the Dáil but he hopes it can influence the personal insolvency legislation published by the government last week.

# homeowners - Friday 13 January, 2012

New law 'not a licence to kill', says minister
# Defence At Home
# Defence At Home

New law 'not a licence to kill', says minister

Jan 13th 2012, 8:43 AM 4,883 Views 49 Comments

A new law giving homeowners the right to protect their family and property from intruders using ‘reasonable force’.