WILL IPOH GET A HIKE IN PROPERTY VALUATION, WHICH WILL MEAN A HIKE IN ASSESSMENT PAYMENT?
Yes, but not really a hike: more of a slight increase of 0.5%.
WILL THE MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT AND STATE ASSEMBLYMEN START A CAMPAIGN?
The assessment rate is a percentage based on the property valuation. If the property valuation is raised, owners have to pay a larger amount in assessment, even if the rate remains the same.
17 December 2013| last updated at 08:44PM
MBI stands firm on rate hike
IPOH: Ipoh City Council (MBI) has defended its decision to increase assessment rates for next year.
The council had been deluged with protests from ratepayers over the hike. Datuk Bandar Datuk Roshidi Hashim said the 0.5 per cent increase was approved by the state last month.
“We had proposed a higher rate but the state took into consideration the ratepayers’ wellbeing before deciding on the present rate,” he said.
Noting that the last increase was in 1982, Roshidi said that the calculation was based on a building’s old valuation value.
“If we were to use the new valuation value, the rate would be even higher,” he said, after presenting Grade A cleanliness certificate to Italian restaurant Marianiss here recently.
Roshidi assured ratepayers that the assessment taxes, which is a source of income for the council, would be used for the city’s development.
Friday November 29, 2013 MYT 4:31:33 PM
Now Ipoh ratepayers hit with hike in property valuation
IPOH: Ratepayers are advised to file complaints over the drastic increase in the property valuation with Ipoh City Council before the assessment payment deadline.
State Opposition leader Nga Kor Ming (DAP-Kepayang) said owners who were unhappy with the sharp increase should lodge an objection with the council.
“Property owners have statutory rights to request the council to carry out a hearing.
“It is also the council’s duty to conduct hearing, case by case,” he told reporters during a break from the state assembly sitting here on Friday.