- Terakhir dikemaskini: 12 Oktober 2016
KOTA KINABALU: In accordance with Section 74 of the Local Government Ordinance 1961 (as modified by City of Kota Kinabalu Enactment 1996), Dewan Bandaraya Kota Kinabalu (DBKK) will be carrying out revaluation exercise for all rateable properties located within its Operation Area (Rating Area).
According to DBKK’s Valuation Department Director, Lifred Wong, the areas will cover Tanjung Aru, Kepayan, Sembulan, Kota Kinabalu, Luyang, Bukit Padang, Kolombong, Nountun, Likas, Kuala Inanam, Inanam, Manggatal, Kuala Manggatal, KKIP, Karambunai, Telipok and Sepanggar.
Among others, the purposes of carrying out this revaluation exercise are to update various particulars related to ownership, land title deed, the properties/buildings, correspondence addresses and to exclude properties that are no longer in existence due to redevelopment or acquisition or expiry of its lease term.
He said the revaluation exercise also aims to include missing properties or new properties or premises which have been modified or extended into the Valuation list, so that the cost burden for services rendered by DBKK would be shared evenly by all the relevant parties. The revaluation would also enable standardisation of property values according to the current market conditions. This revaluation exercise is also in line with the advice and recommendation made by Federal Audit Department.
In order to complete the valuation exercise within a short period of time, DBKK has appointed seven (7) Valuation firms namely, CH Williams, Talhar & Wong (Sabah) Sdn Bhd, Smiths Gore Sabah, Taylor Hobbs, Rahim & Co International Sdn. Bhd, Knight Frank Malaysia Sdn Bhd, JS Valuers Property Consultants (E.M) Sdn Bhd and VPC Alliance (Sabah) Sdn. Bhd. to carry out the revaluation exercise.
These companies personnel have been given letter of authorization to carry out this updating exercise. Properly owners/occupiers/rate payers are requested to give full cooperation to them and at the same time to request these personnel to produce the letter of authorization from DBKK when they inspect their respective properties. Should there be any doubt on any of these personnel that are inspecting their properties, please do not hesitate to call the following DBKK personnel for verification purposes, Tel: 521800 ext. 720 (Lifred Wong), ext. 715 (Abby Mae Joe), ext. 717 (Sharfini Abd. Karim), ext. 719 (Michael Lojitan), ext. 719 (Abdul Wahid Malim)or ext. 719 (Catherine Fong).
This exercise has started on 1st September 2016 and is expected to complete by the middle of next year.
Once the revaluation exercise is completed, a complete and up-to-date valuation list will be prepared for all the rateable properties. The updated valuation list will then be opened to member of the public, especially property owners during office hours, to inspect and verify the details.
Thereafter, in accordance with Section 78 of the Local Government Ordinance, 1961, any person wishing to object to any valuation or particulars appeared in the updated valuation list or any other objection related to their properties appeared in the updated valuation list shall then give written notice to DBKK. Such objection will be considered by a Rating Appeals Tribunal which is formed in accordance with Section 79 of the Local Government Ordinance 1961.