Municipal Property Rates Act

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Why is there a need for Municipal Property Rates Act?

  • To regulate the power of a municipality to impose rates on property (in accordance with section 229(2) of the Constitution);
  • To provide a uniform framework for regulating the rating of property throughout the country;
  • To exclude certain properties from rating in the national interest;
  • To make provision for municipalities to implement a transparent and fair system of exemptions, reductions and rebates through rating policies;
  • To make provision for fair and equitable valuation methods of properties;
  • To make provision for a fair objections and appeal process regarding valuation of property.

Find out more information and download relevant documents: Municipal Property Rates Act