Far North property valuations now online
Published on 18 May 2023
Far North ratepayers keen to see how much their property is now officially worth can find the most recent valuation from Quotable Value (QV) on the council’s website.
The capital, land and improvement values for any Far North property contained in the latest District Valuation Roll can now be viewed by anyone with an internet connection. To access valuation details, users simply enter the address, valuation number, title or legal description into the 2022 QV general valuation search tool. A ‘How to’ guide is included on the webpage to assist users. (Image of the tool below).
All New Zealand properties are revalued every three years with the latest Far North valuations undertaken by QV in October 2022. From 24 May, property owners will receive valuation details for their own properties directly in the mail from QV. This will be later than normal, due to QV staff being diverted to emergency property assessments following the Auckland floods and Cyclone Gabrielle.
The council uses updated land value information provided by QV to help set rates for individual properties. This is just one factor used by the council to calculate a property owner’s total annual rates bill. Property owners can object to the QV assessment if they believe their property has been under or over-valued.
Due to the delay in posting out the latest revaluations, the objection period has been extended. Property owners now have until 29 June 2023 (later than previously advised by council) to contact QV about their property valuation. This will not provide enough time for some objections to be decided before the council sets its rates on 1 July. However, if an objection is successful after 1 July, the council will send out an amended rates assessment to the property owner.
Anyone without access to the internet, can use public computer terminals at the council’s six Far North Libraries to view the District Valuation Roll. Library staff will be on hand to assist.
Property owners wishing to object to a revaluation are advised to do so directly to QV via its website: www.qv.co.nz/services. Printed objection forms can also be obtained from council service centres and libraries, or property owners can write to QV directly at:
Quotable Value Limited — Business Support
Private Bag 39818
Wellington Mail Centre
Lower Hutt 5045.
Objections close 29 June 2023.