Values: No charge to object

2008-03-05 00:00

There is no charge to lodge a rates objection with the municipality, Yusuf Bhamjee, KZN MPL and member of the interim rates committee formed last week, said yesterday.

Bhamjee was reacting to a letter published in The Witness in which the writer said it would cost R50 to lodge an objection. He said the fee of R50 will only come up if a ratepayer is dissatisfied with the outcome of the objection process and wants to take the matter further to the Valuations Appeal Board.

The board is an independent body set up by the Local Government Department. Ratepayers will be informed in writing of the date when the board will hear objections. Owners must use forms given by council.

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