NOTICE GENERAL VALUATION ROLL 2016/2017

Supplementary Valuation Roll Q3

SUPPLEMENTRY VALUATION ROLL 2016/2017 (Q3) - FULL TITLE

SUPPLEMENTRY VALUATION ROLL 2016/2017 (Q3) - FARMS

SUPPLEMENTRY VALUATION ROLL 2016/2017 (Q3) - SECTIONAL TITLE

SOL PLAATJE MUNICIPALITY


PUBLIC NOTICE CALLING FOR INSPECTION OF THE SOL PLAATJE MUNICIPALITY SUPPLEMENTARY VALUATION ROLL 2016/17 (Q3) AND LODGING OF OBJECTIONS
Notice is hereby given in terms of Section 49 (1)(a)(i) of the Local Government:  Municipal Property Rates Act, 2004 (Act No. 6 of 2004), hereinafter referred to as the “Act”, that the Supplementary Valuation Roll for the period 23rd November 2016 to 17th May 2017 is open for public inspection at the Valuation Department, Jim Summers Hall, Schmidtsdrift Road, at Customer Services at the Civic Centre in Bultfontein Road,  or on our website at www.solplaatje.org.za, from the 17th May 2017 to the  15th June 2017.
An invitation is hereby made in terms of Section 49(1)(a)(ii) of the Act that any owner of property or other person who so desires should lodge an objection with the municipal manager in respect of any matter reflected in, or omitted from, the supplementary valuation roll within the above-mentioned period.
Attention is specifically drawn to the fact that in terms of Section 50(2) of the Act an objection must be in relation to a specific individual property and not against the valuation roll as such. The form for lodging an objection is obtainable at the Valuation Department, Jim Summers Hall, Schmidtsdrift Road, Kimberley or it can be downloaded from our website. ONLY OBJECTIONS RECEIVED ON THE OFFICIAL FORMS AND WITHIN THE OBJECTION PERIOD WILL BE CONSIDERED.  The completed forms must be returned to the following address:


Postal Address: Municipal Manager
Sol Plaatje Municipality
Private Bag x 5030   
Kimberley
8300

Physical Address: Civic Centre

Valuations Section

Sol Plaatje Drive

Cnr. Lyndhurst & Bultfontein Rd

Kimberley



 

For enquiries please contact Mr M. Josephs at 053 830 6065 (e-mail: mjosephs@solplaatje.org.za) or the SPM Call Centre at the Civic Centre on the numbers:  053 – 830 6000

 
Municipal Manager

 


MUNICIPAL PROPERTY RATES ACT 6 OF 2004:

What is the Municipal Property Rates Act?
In the past each province has valued and rated property under its own legislation. Some have valued land only whilst others have valued both land and buildings. There have also been various methods of valuation prescribed including market value and depreciated replacement cost.
The Municipal Property Rates Act is national legislation which has been introduced in order to provide nationwide uniformity, simplicity and certainty as well as to take into account the historical imbalances and rates burden on the poor.


What is the Purpose of the Municipal Property Rates Act?

  • To regulate the power of a municipality to impose rates on property
  • To make provision for municipalities to implement a transparent and fair system of exemptions , reductions and rebates through their rating policy
  • To make provision for fair and equitable valuation methods of properties
  • To make provision for an objections and appeals process to the market valuations
  • To ensure people are rated in a fair and equitable manner

What is the basis of property valuation under the Municipal Property Rates Act?
Property must be valued at market value, which is the amount the property would have realized if sold on the date of valuation in the open market by a willing seller to a willing buyer.


What is meant by the date of valuation?
This is a date set by the municipality to which all values relate. The values must reflect the market value of the properties in accordance with the market conditions which applied at that date. The current date of valuation has been set at 1 July 2007.


 What happens when the market changes?
The Act provides that the municipality must set a new date and re-value all properties at least once in every four years.


What does the Municipal Property Rates Act mean to me?
The valuation placed on your property under the new Act will be more understandable and equitable in that it will equate to what your property is actually worth.
The Act and its Regulations are available for the convenience of the public.

 

 

VALUATION ROLLS:

The Roll is also available at Regional Centres, where staff will be available to assist with enquiries.

VALUATIONS FAQ's

Why has my property value gone up so much?
The previous revaluation of properties was 01 January 2007 whilst the valuation date for this valuation is 1 January 2011. This is a period of four years during which property prices have escalated.


My property hasn’t sold in 20 years, how was it valued?
By reference to similar properties in the neighbourhood that have sold.


What criteria were used to assess property values?
Market valuations are based on transactions between willing buyers and willing sellers and the factors that influence these transactions.


Were different finishes such as tiles and fitted kitchens taken into account in the valuation?
There are many factors which influence the value of a property and these can broadly be broken down into location, size of property, extent and type of buildings, quality and condition.
It must be mentioned that any exercise involving data-collection should always take cognizance of the ability to maintain the integrity of this information. There would be little point in collecting information on those aspects of a property that may be legally changed by the owner without the necessity of having to submit building plans and thus alert the municipality to these changes.

What should I do if I am unhappy with the valuation?
Should you feel that your property has been over or under valued, you may lodge an objection.
What happens after I have lodged my objection?
The matter will be referred back to the municipal valuer, who will review the valuation in the light of any additional information provided by you. You will be informed in writing of the outcome of this review.

How do I lodge an objection?
You can do this by completing and handing in the prescribed form together with any information you have in support of your objection.


What happens if I am still unhappy with my valuation?
You may lodge an appeal against the valuation and this appeal will be heard by the Valuation Appeal Board, which is a tribunal appointed by the Provincial Government.


How do I lodge an Appeal?
Details of this will be provided to you together with the outcome of your objection.

OBJECTION / APPEAL FORMS:

Please note that the Regulations have prescribed the format of these forms and there is a specific form for Residential Properties, Non-Residential Properties (ie Commercial, Industrial etc) and Agricultural Properties.  Objection Forms are also available from Regional Centres.
Objection Form A: Residential Property can be downloaded;
Objection Form B: Non-Residential Property can be downloaded, and
Objection Form C: Agricultural Property can be downloaded.


If you have any query regarding your valuation please email us at valuations@solplaatje.org.za

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