Rent rise fear as DLRCC faces property tax bill

by Staff Reporter

CLAIMS made by local councillors that around 4,000 Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council (DLRCC) tenants will see their rents increase as a result of local authorities having to pay property tax on council houses have been rebutted by DLRCC.
Councils were told that they will have to pay the new tax on all their existing housing stock when the tax comes into effect on July 1.
Councillor Victor Boyhan (Ind) said: “Over 4,000 local council tenants in the Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown area are facing an increase in their rent as a result of the property tax.”
A DLRCC spokesperson said: “In the event that the council is liable, it is not correct to state that tenants will have to pay.”

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