Harare City Council (HCC) has announced an evaluation of all properties in the city which the city fathers said is in terms of the Urban Councils Act. Valuation of property is important when calculating the tax on property. Taxes include wealth tax, municipal tax, property tax, vacant land tax, ground rent tax etc, which an individual has to pay to various government departments. Pindula News presents the city fathers’ notice to property owners:
Dear property owner
City of Harare has appointed GMP Real Estate and Global World properties to undertake the general valuation roll services of all properties in the city in terms of the Urban Councils Act. Valuation officers and their assistants from GMP Real Estate and Global World properties shall require access to enter and inspect every property between 0800hrs and 1600hrs any day except Sunday or public holidays.
You are hereby requested to grant the officers and their assistants access to your property as from 1 January 2022, to inspect, measure, take photos and ask questions pertaining to the property as provided for in section 239 and 240 of the Urban Councils Act.
To protect your property from unauthorized entry, please request in addition to this letter, some identity cards from the valuers. The identity cards must have the photograph and identity number of the person requesting access as well as city of Harare and GMP Real Estate/Global World Properties Logo.
If in doubt, please contact the following:
MrChikandamina: 0773 394 435
MrGwadu: 0772 281 523
Mr Jacobe: 0777 513 584
Valuation officers: 242 753009 ext 2126/2255