Leitrim County Council is urging homeowners with outstanding NPPR debts to make contact with their offices or the NPPR Bureau by e-mail before the deadline of August 31 so that the Local Authority can freeze any additional penalties that might otherwise come into effect on September 1.
The six month period during which further NPPR late penalties cease to accumulate in respect of non compliant properties expires at midnight on Sunday, 31 August, 2014. Those wishing settle their liability can still do so online at www.nppr.ie
“Significant numbers have paid the NPPR liability since the 1st March and many more payments are being processed at present,” noted a spokesperson for the Council.
“Leitrim County Council is aware that many more people want to settle their NPPR liabilities before the expiry of the deadline on 31 August. Some people may need to clarify aspects of the liability and as a consequence significant numbers of people are making contact by telephone to Leitrim County Council offices. Due to the huge increase in the numbers calling local authority offices, not all callers will get through and we apologise for this inconvenience.
“Any person who wishes to settle their NPPR liability and cannot get through to local authority offices by telephone can have further late penalties frozen by making contact with either the National Bureau by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by making contact with Leitrim County Council by e-mail email@example.com before the expiry of the deadline on 31 August, indicating the property for which they want to settle the NPPR liability and giving their contact details.
“Any person who doesn’t have access to e-mail may correspond in writing with us at Leitrim County Council, Áras an Chontae, Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim by the deadline of 31st August. Staff dealing with the NPPR liability will make contact as soon as possible after 1st September to make the arrangements for settling the liability,” the spokesperson noted.
Leitrim County Council will deal with all cases presented to them on an individual basis taking into account the circumstances of the property owner.