INTRODUCTIONProperties on which residential sectional title schemes or apartment blocks are built must be billed by the City in a manner that takes into account the number of ‘dwelling units’ or ‘flats’ at the property.This is because in terms of our law, each ‘unit’ or ‘flat’ is entitled to 6 free kl of water per
INTRODUCTION This article considers when, and the extent to which, charges ought to be reversed from a consumer’s account as a result of a categorization change. RATING CATEGORIZATIONS The law provides that municipalities are entitled to determine the categories in respect of which properties within their jurisdictions fall for rating purposes. These categories must, by
INTRODUCTION HOW PROPERTY RATES ARE CHARGED In terms of the Act a consumer’s liability for property rates is determined by two factors, the first of which is the municipal property valuation and the second of which is the rating categorization that the property is put into by the municipality. The rating categorization must be one
INTRODUCTION This article explains why some customers of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality (“COJ”) refer to the COJ’s mixed use sewer tariffs as being “silly”.  Others refer to them as discriminatory, and others still as unfair.  WHAT US “MIXED USE” WHEN IT COMES TO SEWERS? Mixed use or multipurpose is a term used to