The City of Johannesburg’s 2018 General Valuation Roll has caused a lot of concern as many property owners will see their rates valuation increased significantly.
Here’s some guidance from our local councilors:
- You can log Objections to the Valuation Roll at https://coj2018.evaluations.co.za/eServices/Index.aspx
- You need to register for online objections.
- Searches can be done without registering.
- Objections can be online or via walk in centre. The form can be printed out and submissions done by hand, but they would rather have online submissions.
- You can use an online computer mass appraisal system to help your objection. Examples include Lightstone and PropIQ.
- There is space to write a motivation – you can include things like erf size/shape, defects, anything that you think reduces your value.
- Take pictures of defects etc. to support your objection and upload them with your online objection.
- Estate agents valuation is only an opinion, but will be considered.
- The City Will have to consider all objections first, then send out all decisions in one go. Residents then have 30 days to appeal where it goes to appeal board where you will have your day in court. The more objections received, the longer the process takes.
- Each sectional title unit must do their own objection form
- Neighbours have rights to object to another property. Especially if illegal use – the City will value it at the higher use.