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We will provide you with advice and opinions, backed up by real-time market indicators to assist you in setting realistic asking rentals or selling prices for your property.
 

Know Your Property Better

Safcom compliments its commercial leasing and sales brokers by offering additional complimentary services assisting property owners to become more knowledgeable about the property they own to make more informed decisions.
 

Below are websites where you will find real-time information on your property.

Surveyor General Diagrams

The SG Diagram Outlines:

  • The unique property description
  • Extent of the property
  • Description of boundaries
  • Co-ordinates of boundaries
  • The shape of the property
  • Registered servitude areas

SG Diagrams can be accessed publicy by clicking here.

Zoning Scheme (City of Cape Town)

The Online Zoning Viewer is an interactive map offering the opportunity for the general public to view the erf number and current zoning of any property in Cape Town. This can be accessed by clicking here.
 

Municipal Valuation

Property valuations reflect the price a willing buy and seller can agree to the sale of a property. The City performs general valuations every three years and is continually collecting information on all properties in Cape Town to perform these valuations. The importance of these valuations on property owners is that the City’s valuations are used to calculate the monthly rates property owners should pay for their property.

These valuations define the market value of each property and, subsequently, the property's monthly rates. You can search here for the latest general and supplementary valuation roll which outlines the information on property rates payable on a property. You may dispute your property valuation during the objection period.

For more information of how why the City conducts a general valuation of property a brochure can be downloaded by clicking here.
 

Calculation of Municipal Rates & Taxes

The City of Cape’s municipal rates are based on the zoning of a property being either Residential or Non-Residential.

There are qualifying exemptions, reductions and rebates as prescribed by the Municipal Property Rates Act of 2004 and the "City's Rates Policy". These need to be applied for, and are excluded from the estimation: 

  • Restitution exclusions
  • Religious Organisations exclusions
  • Public Service Infrastructure exclusions
  • Pensioner rebates
  • Indigent rebates
  • Contractual rebates
  • Agricultural rebates

 
Rates for the 2017/2018 financial year ie 1 March 2017 to 28 February 2018

Residential Tariff

0.006717

Non-Residential Tariff 

0.013434

Residential Exclusion

R 200,000.00

 
Non-Residential properties include; offices, retail, industrial, mixed use and commercial zoned vacant land.

An example of monthly rates calculation:

An Office with a municipal valuation of R 2,000,000.

Monthly Rates          = Municipal Valuation x Non-Residential Tariff ÷ No. of Months in a Year

     = R 2,000,000 x 0.013434 ÷ 12

                    = R 2,239

A Residential property with a municipal valuation of R2,000,000.

Monthly Rates = (Municipal Valuation – Residential Exclusion) x Residential Tariff ÷ No. of Months in a Year

            = (R 2,000,000 – R 200,000) x 0.006717 ÷ 12

            = R 1,007.55

 
Objections to Municipal Valuation

The objection period for 2015 general valuations (GV2015) ended on 29 April 2016. No late objections are being accepted.

Should you disagree with your property valuation, you can request the property to be revalued in a Supplementary Valuation, at a cost.

Supplementary valuations can be requested by contacting City of Cape Town’s Rates and Valuations Enquiries Department on 086 010 3089 or my emailing valuations@capetown.gov.za for more information.

The most recent general valuation was GV2015 and contains property values as at 1 August 2015.