If you demolish a building on your property, let us know so that we can record the demolition and adjust your rating value. Your rates will be calculated on this lower value from the following 1 July. We cannot adjust your rates any earlier.
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Whenever a property is subdivided, built on, or demolished, we must inspect it, amend its rating value, and record the changes in our rating database. This process can take up to six weeks.
A valuer from Quotable Value (QV) will inspect the property and assess its new rating value. QV will send you a valuation notice and we will send you an updated rates assessment to reflect the new valuation. If you disagree with the amended valuation, you should lodge an objection with QV in writing within 20 working days. Please call QV on 0800 787 284 or visit the QV website(external link) for more information.
We can monitor subdivisions and new building through our consenting systems, but we have no way of knowing when your demolition has been completed.
If you have demolished a building and do not plan to rebuild it promptly, let us know so that we can adjust your rating value to reflect the impact of the demolition. We will adjust your rates to reflect your lower rating value from the following 1 July. Rates legislation does not allow us to adjust your rates any earlier, irrespective of when the demolition actually occurs.
Please contact us by phone on (03) 941 8999, or 0800 800 169 for Banks Peninsula, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org