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el_cuervo_fc

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Re: Avoiding rates on new house- NI
« Reply #45 on: April 12, 2018, 09:41:32 AM »
So you will save £300 a year for an extension costing £15000 - £20000. Bit of a false economy.  ???

Not if you get a grant for the extension

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Re: Avoiding rates on new house- NI
« Reply #46 on: April 12, 2018, 09:49:15 AM »
So you will save £300 a year for an extension costing £15000 - £20000. Bit of a false economy.  ???

Not if you get a grant for the extension

Yea fair enough. Is there 100% grants available for these extensions?

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Re: Avoiding rates on new house- NI
« Reply #47 on: April 12, 2018, 09:59:53 AM »
So you will save £300 a year for an extension costing £15000 - £20000. Bit of a false economy.  ???

Not if you get a grant for the extension

Yea fair enough. Is there 100% grants available for these extensions?

The Housing Executive provide the grants which are 100% of the costs for the construction works.  They allow a certain percentage for architectural fees as well.

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Re: Avoiding rates on new house- NI
« Reply #48 on: April 12, 2018, 04:58:45 PM »
The reduction is only on the extension as I think understand. So in the case I mentioned it would be like this. John and Jim live in similar houses with rates of £1200. They both build similar extensions. Johns rates increase by £400 to £1600. Jimís extension is for a disabled person. His rates go up £300 to £1500
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giveherlong

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Re: Avoiding rates on new house- NI
« Reply #49 on: April 13, 2018, 11:50:54 PM »
was mentioned today to me that if you havenít got your final building control certificate you arenít eligible for Rates? That can't be correct?

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Re: Avoiding rates on new house- NI
« Reply #50 on: April 14, 2018, 01:12:39 AM »
I bought an apartment in Belfast 2 years ago and I've never received a rates bill. Will I get caught eventually?

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Re: Avoiding rates on new house- NI
« Reply #51 on: April 14, 2018, 01:14:09 AM »
I bought an apartment in Belfast 2 years ago and I've never received a rates bill. Will I get caught eventually?

I wouldnít bet on it, say nothing

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Re: Avoiding rates on new house- NI
« Reply #52 on: April 14, 2018, 01:33:35 AM »
I bought an apartment in Belfast 2 years ago and I've never received a rates bill. Will I get caught eventually?

Yes you will but when that happens say you just moved in the month before.   Rates are only applied when domestic property is lived in, not owned.

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Re: Avoiding rates on new house- NI
« Reply #53 on: April 14, 2018, 09:27:05 AM »
I bought an apartment in Belfast 2 years ago and I've never received a rates bill. Will I get caught eventually?

Yes you will but when that happens say you just moved in the month before.   Rates are only applied when domestic property is lived in, not owned.

Is that right because I received a few letters to the house saying the opposite but that I could apply for a reduction in rates if the premises was unoccupied.

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Re: Avoiding rates on new house- NI
« Reply #54 on: April 14, 2018, 09:44:00 AM »
I bought an apartment in Belfast 2 years ago and I've never received a rates bill. Will I get caught eventually?

Yes you will but when that happens say you just moved in the month before.   Rates are only applied when domestic property is lived in, not owned.

Not correct. Vacant property rates were introduced in 2011.

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Re: Avoiding rates on new house- NI
« Reply #55 on: April 14, 2018, 09:44:56 AM »
was mentioned today to me that if you havenít got your final building control certificate you arenít eligible for Rates? That can't be correct?

You're right, not correct.

Kidder81

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Re: Avoiding rates on new house- NI
« Reply #56 on: April 14, 2018, 11:17:52 AM »
I know of a fella in a house 9 years and has never got a rates bill

paddyjohn

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Re: Avoiding rates on new house- NI
« Reply #57 on: July 03, 2018, 11:00:31 PM »
So the Mrs & I took the step of getting a rates review, a man came out to the house last week and measured it and saw what we meant about water, bins etc. Phoned this afternoon and told us that there was a miscalculation of our rates and there will be a reduction. Apparently we were
listed for having mains water and now there is a wind turbine in our view, it also helps. Not sure how much they will reduce the rates by but every little helps!

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Re: Avoiding rates on new house- NI
« Reply #58 on: July 26, 2018, 03:43:15 PM »
Got the rates bill down by £439 a year. better than a kick in the stones!

Tony Baloney

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Re: Avoiding rates on new house- NI
« Reply #59 on: July 26, 2018, 04:35:42 PM »
Got the rates bill down by £439 a year. better than a kick in the stones!
No rebate too?!