“This means that home owners in Meath will not face significant increases in their LPT in 2017 as a result of increased property values.
“This Bill also allows for exemptions from LPT for property owners with pyrite issues and introduces reliefs from LPT for properties occupied by someone with a disability.
“The extra time before revaluation will allow for other recommendations from the LPT review to be considered.
“Fine Gael has a long term plan to keep the recovery going and part of that plan is to implement affordable, sustainable improvements in services using the resources from growing employment.
“It is vital that affordable LPT rates are set that take into consideration increases in property values. This is particularly relevant in commuter areas like Dunboyne, Ratoath and Dunshaughlin and other parts of Meath.
“The introduction of this Bill is very much to be welcomed, but it is important that we continue to work hard and ensure more people feel the benefits of a recovering economy.”