UniqueCo Property Valuers have developed their own live online web based CAMA software for Municipal Valuations identifying and reducing rates & tax risks in association with InnovatusIT and TGIS. A web based application to simplify property valuation for our valuable potential clients.
The Computer-assisted Mass Appraisal system (CAMA) is a computer aided analytical procedure used by trained professional valuers to value large number of properties on a mass scale, being a more affordable, faster and fair but acceptable approach.
- Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal System (CAMAS)
- Online Web-based Software (Hosted with AFRIHOST)
- Advanced Valuation Methodologies for Mass Appraisal o Deeds Information
- Geo Information System Information (GIS)
- 360° Street View Camera Surveillance & Photo Imagery o Aerial Photography
- Market Surveys & Comprehensive Valuation Reports
- Project Management
- Online Objections & Appeals
- Online Supplementary Valuations
- Trained Staff
- Qualified Valuers
- Accredited Financial Service Provider (CPA)
- Sufficient Indemnity & PI Cover
- Job Creation
- Skills Transfers & Workshops
Our expert consultants and professional valuers can secure better outcomes to our client’s property rates and tax Objection & Appeal enquiries...
Our Marketing strategy lies with asset information and valuation services in line with other reputable service providers in the market, enabling us to offer a mass multi-purpose valuation service.
We offer services with reference to:
- Municipal Valuation Rates & Tax Reviews
- Objections & Appeals on behalf of Consumers o Comprehensive & Motivational Report
- Portfolio Rates & Tax Management
- Guaranteed Success
- National Footprint
Query your Municipal Valuation?
- Step 1: Is my valuation too high? YES or NO?
- Step 2: Send our Rates Genie an enquiry for support.
- Step 3: At a fee of R285 your Rates Genie will review your valuation. o Step 4: If review states OVER VALUED, your wish is you Rates Genie’s command.
- Step 5: Command your Rates Genie to OBJECT on your behalf.
- Step 6: Your Rates Genie will get in contact with you to explain the way forward.
Municipal Property Rates Act GUIDELINE (MPRA)Back
The Municipal Property Rates Act is a national law that regulates the power of a municipality to value and rate immovable properties located within the boundaries of municipalities. Municipalities derive their power to levy rates from section 229(1) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa.Download our complete Municipal Valuations PDF document here
+How often does the Municipalities produce a General Valuation Roll (GV Roll)?
+What is a GV Roll?
+Who produces the values assigned to the properties on the Valuation Roll?
+Why does my property need to be valued?
+What is the CAMA system?
+Why was my property not inspected?
+Where can I view my valuation?
+How are sectional title properties valued?
+What if I disagree with the municipal valuation of my property?
+What constitutes an objection?
The Municipality will not consider the following types of objections:
- Incomplete objection forms
- Multiple objections per objection form
- Objections completed in bad faith
- Frivolous objections to unrelated issues
- Objections not submitted on the official objection form
- Late objections
+How do I lodge an objection?
+What do I do if I can’t find my property on the valuation roll?
- The property is not yet registered in the deeds office
- The property was erroneously omitted
+What if the address on my valuation notice or on the roll is missing or incorrect? Does this mean that the incorrect property has been valued?
+How do I know my objection has been recorded on the valuations database?
+What happens after I have lodged my objection?
+What happens if I am not happy with the decision?
+When will I start paying rates calculated on the new valuation?
+How much will I pay with the new valuation?
+Do I still need to pay the new rates, if I do not agree with the value and my objection is still unresolved?
+What is a Supplementary Valuation Roll (SVR)?
+How are properties selected to be valued in a SVR?
- that were incorrectly omitted from the valuation roll
- that have been included into the municipality after the last general valuation
- that have been subdivided or consolidated after the last general valuation
- that have undergone a substantial increase or decrease in market value since the last general valuation
- that were valued substantially incorrectly in the last general valuation
- that must be revalued for any other exceptional reason
- where the category has changed
- The effective dates for properties valued in a Supplementary Valuation Roll (SVR)will be indicated on the notices to be posted to property owners, and may differ from property to property - depending on the reason that the property was valued in the SVR.
+When did the amendments to the Act come into effect?
+How do the amendments to the Act affect the production of Supplementary Valuation Rolls?
- when properties are incorrectly omitted from the valuation roll
- when properties are included into the municipality after the last general valuation
- when properties are subdivided or consolidated
- when properties undergo a substantial increase or decrease in market value (e.g. as result of a building plan, demolition, etc.)
- when properties were valued substantially incorrectly in the last general valuation
- when properties must be revalued for any other exceptional reason
- when the categories of the properties are changed
In terms of the amended legislation, a municipality must:
- ensure that all properties that have undergone changes are valued immedi- ately
- send a notice to the owner regarding the new value, immediately after the property is valued
- advise the Revenue Department of the new value so that the rates accounts can be updated
- afford the owner a 30-day opportunity to request for a review if they dis- agree with the new value
- inform the owner of the valuer’s decision regarding the review request
- publish all the valuation changes on a SV roll at least once a year
- send a notice to the owner to advise them of their right to object to any value appearing on the SV roll
- advise the owner of the objection decision, and their right to appeal if they disagree with the objection decision