24 March 2013
Auditor General Valuations
The recent article on this in The Advertiser gives some hope to those of you who think your house valuations are higher than what you believe you could sell your house for. Nearly half of those people who contest their valuation are successful in having it reduced. As both your Council rates and the amount you pay for water and sewerage connection is based on this amount it is worth getting it right. You must appeal the decision soon after you get your first notice telling you of the increase; this is probably your rate notice. If your valuation is way under what the house is worth people never seem to complain! If you decide to have a go come July, let me know how you get on for a follow up blog.