Selling, buying or transferring a property

How to obtain General Clearance

Prior to the sale of the property, the seller can obtain General Clearance by accessing the Local Property Tax (LPT) online system using:

  • your Personal Public Service Number (PPSN)
  • the property ID
  • the PIN.

Select the 'Property Overview Screen' to view the LPT details for your property. You can print these details in order to satisfy the buyer that the property has no outstanding LPT issues.

If you do not have the property ID or PIN you can apply via the LPT online system for them to be re-issued.

You, as the seller, can provide your solicitor or the buyer's solicitor with access to the General Clearance by giving them the following details:

  • your PPSN
  • the property ID
  • the Property Access Number (PAN).

You can retrieve the PAN when you access the property overview screen on the LPT online system.

Your solicitor or the buyer's solicitor can use these details to access the property overview screen via their Revenue Online Service (ROS) account. This will confirm whether there are any outstanding LPT issues.

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