Who is liable for the payment of municipal property rates?

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All immovable property owners are liable for the payment of rates. Therefore, all property owners, including commercial, residential (homes), agriculture, government, etc, are included in the definition of property. Land tenure rights such as permission to occupy (PTOs) commonly found in communal areas, are also included in the definition of property. Municipalities must ensure that unit owners in sectional title schemes are registered with them because they will no longer be able to rate the body corporate.