I am getting rather cheesed off with this roofing lark.
I was going to path my course through the terrors of our Revenue system but that would be tedious. In fact it would be nearly as tedious as accessing the system.
For some strange reason, our gubmint is quite obsessed with website domains. Apart from gov.ie [obvious] there is also revenue,ie [less obvious but reasonable]. Then there is ros.ie [Revenue Online System] and mygovid.ie [which is somewhat obscure].
I had previously registered with revenue.ie so I logged in. That brought me into Local Property Tax which was fine as I had to get a certificate to say I had paid my tax, which I downloaded, but it wouldn’t allow me to do anything else. Fuck! I tried a different path and it asked me for my tax number and my date of birth. It said they were incorrect. I know the tax number was correct so maybe I have been celebrating a wrong birthday all these years? I had hit a brick wall.
Walls fortunately tend to have ends so I managed finally to get around a roundabout route via “mygovid” I found what I was looking for – a message telling me to phone them and ask for a form which they would send me to fill out and return to them so they could then send me a Tax Compliance thing. Bloody hell! Luckily I found a little button half hidden at the bottom of the page. I clicked it. It said I was to wait for an email. The following day a mail arrived with a link to download my Compliance.
So now I nearly have everything, bar one letter which my insurance company are being slow to send me.
I just phoned the council.
A rather bored woman told me that the insurance letter was important and they wouldn’t proceed without it. I asked if I could at least start on the repairs. No. I can’t start on the repairs until they have inspected my roof and approved the grant.
Let’s hope it doesn’t rain for a couple of months.