Councils to target landlords over non-payment of household charge

Local authorities will swoop on landlords for non-payment of the household charge from April 1 drawing on two databases to immediately identify non-compliance.

24th March, 2012
Councils to target landlords over non-payment of household charge
Phil Hogan, Minister for the Environment: landlords to be investigated.

Local authorities will swoop on landlords for non-payment of the household charge from April 1 drawing on two databases to immediately identify non-compliance, The Sunday Business Post has learned.

Council officials are preparing to target 250,000 tenancies from the Private Residential Tenancies Board, as well as the Non-Principal Private Residence (NNPR), which has 35,000 individuals registered as owning more than one property.

The council will be able to investigate those landlords who do not appear on either database,...

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