Emmarentia Residents Association info@era.org.za (000) 111-1111

How to object to your new valuation

If you don’t agree with the new value COJ has set for your house, you have from 20 February until 15h00 on 6 April 2018 to object.

You can object by going into one of their offices or do it online: https://coj2018.evaluations.co.za/eServices

You can submit some or all of these, if relevant, (either online or hand in):

  • Photos of any defects in your property, servitudes, restrictions etc. that you think materially affect the value of your property
  • A valuation report (it must be for July 2017)
  • An estate agent’s estimate (it must be for July 2017)
  • Recent sales of houses similar to yours in the same street, neighbourhood
  • An offer to purchase that shows a lower amount than COJ has valued your property
  • Any development or building close by that you think has reduced your property value

All new rates on this new valuation will be charged from 1 July 2018. Note that if after you have objected, an on-site inspection is done by COJ, it is possible that COJ could find that a higher value is justified in which case your valuation will increase not decrease.

For more info call: COJ call centre —087 365 3094

Statistics given by mayoral committee member, Funzela Ngobeni on the new property values:

  • 4.61% of properties had decreased in value
  • 40.71% – increased between 21% and 40%
  • 30.65% – increased between 41% and 60%
  • 8% – increased between 61% and 80%
  • 2.2% – increased between 81% and 100%
  • 3.38% – increased by more than 100%

Figures quoted in IOL online, 26 February 2018

If you want to read more about the COJ’s valuation policy read the document here.

COJ GV 2018 Handbook


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