Insiza RDC audits non-residential properties

Source: Insiza RDC audits non-residential properties – The Southern Eye

INSIZA Rural District Council (RDC) has announced that it is embarking on the general valuation roll of all non-residential properties and assessment of all residential properties so as to establish the value of all properties under its jurisdiction.

In a notice, Insiza RDC chief executive officer Shepard Tshuma on May 20 advised property owners and occupiers to co-operate with valuation officers when they visit their properties.



“The valuation officers will be inspecting residential, commercial, industrial and institutional properties for the next two months. Places under valuation are Filabusi, Shangani Mine, Skuta and Silalatshani,” Tshuma said. Tshuma said in terms of sections 239 and 240 of the Urban Councils Act [Chapter 29:15], a valuation officer shall have power to enter at all reasonable hours in the daytime into and upon any property.

“The valuation officer may require the owner or occupier or any person in charge of any property in the municipal area to furnish him with information upon such matters as may be necessary to enable him to correctly value or assess such property,” Tshuma said.

“Any person who obstructs or hinders a valuation officer in the exercise of his duties shall be guilty of an offence and liable to a fine not exceeding level five or to imprisonment for a period of  not exceeding six months or to both such fine and such imprisonment.



“The valuation officer and his technical staff shall be identified by identity cards with the officer’s photograph, their national identity number and a letter signed by Insiza RDC chief executive officer.”