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Rates relief granted to 220 businesses in the Naas area


            Photo Tony Keane.


A total of 220 property owners in the Naas area qualified from rates relief in 2019 - the most recent Cllr Evie Sammon sought information about the number of vacant commercial properties in the area.

According to Kildare County Council rates are due even if a property is vacant.

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However, in certain specified circumstances, a vacant property may qualify for vacancy relief. This is applied on the account after the end of the financial year and is subject to a number of conditions and inspections.

KCC also said it does  not have a listing of all vacant properties because this is constantly changing.

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