Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Why have I received multiple rate notices?
Because we are required to separately rate each part of a property that is able to be separately occupied, you may receive more than one rate notice for a single property.
Granny Flats, Bed and Breakfasts, Farm Managers houses, Retirement Village units and shopping centres are all examples of properties that will receive more than one rate notice.
In some cases the second occupancy is built on the proviso that it must be removed from the property at the time the person/s it was built for no longer lives in that unit. This unit's value will still be rated as valuations are used as a mechanism to apply the appropriate level of rates based on the conditions that currently exist.
For more information on Granny Flats (Dependant Persons Unit) please click on the link on this page to view our planning advice note.