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City Embarks on Supplementary Valuation of Properties

by City of Cape Town
04 May 2007
City of Cape Town
City of Cape Town

The City of Cape Town has initiated the process of a supplementary valuation in respect of specific rateable properties. This is the first supplementary valuation conducted in terms of the Municipal Property Rates Act (Act No. 4 of 2004).



This exercise is carried out in respect of properties that are:
  • omitted from the current valuation roll
  • included in the municipality after the last general valuation
  • subdivided or consolidated after the last general valuation
  • of which the market value has substantially increased or decreased for any reason after the last general valuation
  • substantially incorrectly valued during the last general valuation
  • to be revalued for any other exceptional reason

Since the recent general valuation approximately 18 000 properties have been identified as having been subdivided or consolidated or have been included in the municipality after 2 July 2006.

The supplementary valuation requires that data collectors visit these properties to collect data to enable the Valuation Office to generate values for the properties.

Chris Gavor, the City's Director: Valuations, said: "Data collectors carrying out these inspections are clearly identifiable by their special bibs and/or waistcoats and carry identification cards (with an expiry date) with their names and photographs. The cooperation of property owners and tenants in allowing these officials access will be appreciated. It is only by gathering accurate information on each property that the City will be able to determine values that fairly reflect the market value of the property and also levy rates in a fair manner".

"Data collectors will visit these selected properties between 08:30 and 19:00 from Monday to Saturday. Please be aware that data collectors will not be making a decision about the value of the property, but are only collecting data for further review by a municipal valuer".

"In addition, valuers will be visiting certain properties as part of the process to resolve objections lodged during the General Valuation 2006 objection period", Gavor added.
Safety Precaution
Do not allow anyone onto your property who claims to be a data collector or valuer but cannot identify themselves to your satisfaction. If you are in any doubt about the authenticity of the person please contact the call centre on 0860 103 089 to ensure that they are authorised to visit your property. Photographs of data collectors are also available on the City's website www.capetown.gov.za.

Call centre staff will also be able to answer any queries you may have with regard to the supplementary valuation process.

Summary by geographical area

Geographical area Total no of properties in area
1. Tygerberg 4 200
2. Oostenberg 3 325
3. South Peninsula 3 150
4. Cape Town 3 150
5. Blaauwberg 2 125
6. Helderberg 2 000
Total 17 950

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MEDIA RELEASE
NO. 129/2007
3 MAY 2007


ISSUED BY:
DIRECTORATE: COMMUNICATION AND MARKETING
CITY OF CAPE TOWN
TEL: 021 400-2201
FAX: 021 957-0023

MEDIA QUERIES:
CHRIS GAVOR
DIRECTOR: VALUATIONS
TEL: 021 400 1345
CELL: 082 899 3308


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