Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Ceisteanna (708, 709)

Pat the Cope Gallagher

Ceist:

708. Deputy Pat The Cope Gallagher asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the number of counties and local authority areas that have not been revaluated for commercial rates to date; the reason these counties were not revaluated; when they will be revaluated; if some counties were revaluated twice or more whilst other counties were not revaluated; if so, the reason therefor; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28168/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Éamon Ó Cuív

Ceist:

709. Deputy Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government the counties that have had a total review of their commercial rates valuations based on the Valuation Act 2001; the date in each case these revaluations have been carried out; the date that counties that have had more than one revaluation under the Act had these carried out; the reason other counties have not had such a revaluation; the counties involved; the projected date for all such counties to have their total rates revaluation review completed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28283/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Housing)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 708 and 709 together.

The Commissioner of Valuation has responsibility under the Valuation Acts 2001 to 2015 to maintain a valuation list for each Local Authority, of all commercial properties in that Local Authority area, which is then used to calculate the rates due from individual ratepayers. The Commissioner is independent in the performance of his functions including the selection of rating authority areas for revaluation.

The Valuation Office is currently engaged in a national revaluation programme, the first revaluation of all rating authority areas in over 160 years. The revaluation activity, on a local authority by local authority basis, is set out in the following table. Overall, the Programme involves the valuation of some 150,000 properties. When a Local Authority area is revalued it must be revalued again within a minimum of 5 years and a maximum of 10 years. Moving to the 5-10 year cycle represents a significant step forward for the rateable valuation system.

In terms of the process, the Commissioner makes a valuation order, to formally commence the process in each area, a valuation date is set, and the new rateable valuations are then assessed and set by reference to the market conditions and business environment that prevailed on this date. Ultimately, the new valuation list for the Local Authority area is completed and published.

Significant progress is being made on the Programme and the current phase, known as “Reval 2019”, will see new valuations published on 17 September 2019 to become effective from 2020 onwards. Following on from "Reval 2019", I understand that the Commissioner intends to sign Valuation Orders before the end of 2019 in relation to Donegal, Mayo, Galway City, Galway County, Clare, Kerry, Cork City and Cork County. This will conclude the first revaluation of all rating authority areas.

In relation to second valuations, Fingal County Council is undergoing a second revaluation in 2019 and Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown will undergo a second revaluation in 2020.

Rating Authority

Date of signing of Valuation Order

Valuation Date

Publication Date of Valuation List

South Dublin

07/11/2005

30/09/2005

31/12/2007

Fingal

15/03/2007

30/09/2005

31/12/2009

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown

27/06/2008

30/09/2005

31/12/2010

Dublin City

05/05/2011

07/04/2011

31/12/2013

Waterford City

12/12/2011

28/10/2011

31/12/2013

Waterford County

12/12/2011

28/10/2011

31/12/2013

Dungarvan Town

12/12/2011

28/10/2011

31/12/2013

Limerick City

29/03/2012

01/03/2012

31/12/2014

Limerick County

29/03/2012

01/03/2012

31/12/2014

Kildare

23/11/2015

30/10/2015

15/09/2017

Leitrim

23/11/2015

30/10/2015

15/09/2017

Longford

23/11/2015

30/10/2015

15/09/2017

Offaly

23/11/2015

30/10/2015

15/09/2017

Sligo

23/11/2015

30/10/2015

15/09/2017

Westmeath

23/11/2015

30/10/2015

15/09/2017

Roscommon

26/01/2016

30/10/2015

15/09/2017

South Dublin (2nd Revaluation)

29/07/2016

30/10/2015

15/09/2017

Carlow

23/09/2016

30/10/2015

15/09/2017

Kilkenny

23/09/2016

30/10/2015

15/09/2017

Cavan

06/10/2017

15/09/2017

17/09/2019*

Fingal (2nd Revaluation)

06/10/2017

15/09/2017

17/09/2019*

Louth

06/10/2017

15/09/2017

17/09/2019*

Meath

06/10/2017

15/09/2017

17/09/2019*

Monaghan

06/10/2017

15/09/2017

17/09/2019*

Tipperary

06/10/2017

15/09/2017

17/09/2019*

Wexford

06/10/2017

15/09/2017

17/09/2019*

Wicklow

06/10/2017

15/09/2017

17/09/2019*

Laois

22/12/2017

30/10/2015

26/10/2018

*Projected date