City Hall sets Sh500 price for objections to new valuation roll

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Tuesday June 01 2021

Nairobi Deputy Governor Anne Kananu

Nairobi Deputy Governor Ann Kananu addresses journalists at City Hall in Nairobi on January 18, 2021. PHOTO | EVANS HABIL | NMG

City residents and property homeowners will now be required to pay Sh500 non-refundable price to spice up objections to a brand new property valuation roll by City Hall.

Furthermore, the residents can hold 28 days to lodge objections with the Ann Kananu-led administration.

The development comes after City Hall known as for submission of objections to the brand new valuation roll.

A valuation roll is a public licensed doc that consists of information on all rateable properties at some level of the boundaries of a ranking authority.

Currently, property homeowners pay land rates at 25 percent of the unimproved internet page price per the 1980 valuation roll, which City Hall reckons has viewed it lose on the appreciation of plots.

To cure this, the brand new draft valuation roll proposes the brand new rates to be per between 0.1 and nil.115 percent of the present price of undeveloped land, surroundings stage for costly levies.

In a public discover on Monday, City Hall said the Nairobi City County Draft Valuation Roll is on hand for inspection at foremost City Hall floor floor as from 9am to 4pm from Could furthermore 21 to June 18.

The new valuation roll has been in preparation since 2016. On the opposite hand, the doc used to be sooner or later tabled before the Nairobi County Assembly on Could furthermore 2.

These aggrieved by the both inclusion or omission of any ratable property within the draft valuation roll, or by any price ascribed hold as much as June 18 to forward their objections to the internet page of enterprise of the County Secretary.

“Therefore… any particular person in general …who’s aggrieved…. may perhaps per chance goal upon fee of a non-refundable price of Sh500 entirely and on the prescribed plot, lodge an objection with the County Secretary at any time before the expiration or 28 days from Could furthermore 21, 2021,” reads in part the discover by performing County Secretary Jairus Musumba.

The residents or property homeowners can create the inspection or objection on-line by capacity of the county’s internet pages or inspections carried out by Unstructured Supplementary Provider Recordsdata short code of *235# and enquiries made by [email protected]

Final week, City Hall introduced a agenda for input into the brand new property valuation exact by a public participation fora to be performed on June 16, 2021 between 9am and 1pm across the 17 sub-Counties in Nairobi.

The public participation will articulate the final of the proportion to be charged as rates on all rateable properties within the capital.

Land rates are one amongst the tip five own provide earnings earners for the county govt.

On the opposite hand, City Hall raised Sh1.97 billion from land rates within the year to June 2019 against a target Sh4.84 billion, reflecting the defaults going by the earnings movement with the below-efficiency attributed to exercise of out of date rates file.

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