MEDIA RELEASE

06 JANUARY 2011

The City’s valuation team is in the final stages of resolving objections for the 2009 General Valuation, and has resolved approximately 35 000 of the 37 000 objections that were received.

Notices have been sent to the persons whose objections have been resolved to inform them of the outcome. Together with the notices, the residents were also informed of their right to appeal the outcome of their objection within 30 days of receiving the notice.

As many of these notices have been sent over the festive season when people are away on holiday, the City’s Valuation Department will give all residents whose notices were posted in December until the end of January to appeal the outcome of their objection.

All persons who receive the outcome of their objection and disagree with the decision taken by the municipal valuer, may lodge an appeal with the Valuation Appeal Board within 30 days of receiving the notice. This Valuation Appeals Board is independent of the City and is constituted by the Provincial Government.

Because the Valuations Appeals Board is independent, appeals need to be motivated and substantiated and residents must support their appeals with evidence.

The City would like to emphasise to those residents who appeal that, according to Section 70 of the Municipal Property Rates Act, the Appeal Board may order any person whose appeal is frivolous or in bad faith to compensate the municipality for costs incurred in connection with the appeal.

Persons who wish to appeal the outcome of their objection must collect the prescribed form from the Cape Town Valuations Office, 14th floor, Civic Centre. Alternatively, forms can be requested from:

Email: valuationsappeals@capetown.gov.za

Fax: 0865761773

Post: P O Box 4522, Cape Town, 8000

Only appeals lodged on the prescribed form will be considered. Completed appeal forms may be returned as detailed above.

Residents that require assistance in completing this form, should please contact the City’s call centre on 0860 103 089.