Limerick council issues summons for non-payment of rates

Alan Owens

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Alan Owens

The first batch of cases will  be heard in Limerick Distric Court
LIMERICK City and County Council is advising those in arrears for commercial rates to contact the authority about payment or face legal action.

LIMERICK City and County Council is advising those in arrears for commercial rates to contact the authority about payment or face legal action.

The local authority has said it has begun the process of issuing summonses on customers within the city and county for the non-payment of commercial rates.

The first batch of cases are to be heard this Friday in Limerick District Court, with 27 summonses issued.

The Council has said it will be seeking a decree for the outstanding amounts before transmitting the secured decree to the court Sheriff.

“The Council has issued 27 summonses for this Friday’s court sitting and a number of these have now been settled, with payment plans being agreed and accounts being cleared,” said John O’Brien, administrative officer, accounts receivable in Limerick City and County Council.

“It is expected that more cases will be listed for the following months in an effort, by the Council, to tackle the outstanding arrears on Rate accounts.

“The Council is advising any ratepayer, currently in arrears, and experiencing difficulty in meeting their Rates liability, to contact their Revenue Collector to discuss the matter. Failure to address the issue will lead to legal action being initiated by the Council,” he added.