Umzimkhulu GVR 2024

Purpose 

Every year we see municipal rates and service charges increase but it is questionable whether service delivery matches the charges. In 2021, the City of Ekurhuleni pushed property rates up by as high as 2615% on some properties, making it completely unaffordable for residents. This is a common occurrence throughout South Africa and OUTA believes that it needs to stop. 

Your municipality is currently finalising its General Valuations Roll 2024.

The roll was opened for comment on 15 February to 15 April 2024. You can find details regarding your municipal valuation here.

Residents must check their properties’ valuations and submit any objections within the provided timeframe. It is crucial to note that this is the only opportunity you will get to approve of or object to this new rate.

Property rates are based on these valuations and the new rates based on GVR 2024 will be charged from 1 July 2024. 

To access a calculator to work out what your new rates will be click here.

IF YOU DISAGREE WITH THE MUNICIPALITY ‘s VALUATION OF YOUR PROPERTY ON THE GVR-2024 ROLL, BUT DO NOT OBJECT IN TIME, YOU WILL BE LIABLE FOR PAYING THE MUNICIPALITIES NEWLY CALCULATED RATES.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW AND DO NOW

  1. Identify your property on the valuation roll and determine the new valuation according to the Municipality by clicking here.
  2. Compare the new value with the current value on your latest Municipality invoice.
  3. If the new value has significantly increased, you can object to it to potentially get a reduced value.
  4. If you think the new value is fair, you don’t need to do anything. If the value is significantly high and unreasonable and you would like to object, continue with the steps.
  5. If you would like OUTA to direct you to obtain a property value indication report for your property click here. (Please note this is only an indication report and should you wish to object we recommend you get in touch with a professional property valuer to assist you).
  6. To lodge a formal objection with the Municipality click here

THE DEADLINE FOR OBJECTIONS IS 15 APRIL 2024

Don’t forget

The Municipality will be processing the municipal budget soon, ready to be implemented on 1 July 2024. This will include increases to all charges.

Disclaimer:

The intention of this page is to guide citizens and empower them regarding their rights to participate in government affairs.

It is recommended that participants make use of an accredited property valuator when lodging an objection to substantiate a legitimate and accurate objection. These professionals should also be able to assist throughout the process of the objection. Please note that OUTA will not be liable for any financial loss due to the information provided for an unsuccessful objection. 

Note: Property rates is a tax, so it is important that property owners don’t provide misleading or inaccurate information in order to reduce their property value as this may be deemed a criminal offense. OUTA and CAN want to encourage responsible active citizenry.