Several local authorities are not properly operating vacant site registers despite having housing waiting lists with hundreds, and in some cases thousands, of people.
The vacant site levy was introduced in 2017 to encourage owners of idle land which could be used for housing to either develop or sell their property. The levy commenced as a 3 per cent charge which has since risen to 7 per cent.
A report by the Oireachtas Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) showed...
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