Date: [insert your address and other contact details]
Ms. Ntombi Mekgwe
MEC: Local Government
Province of Gauteng
37 Pixley ka Seme [formerly Sauer] Street
Dear Ms. Mekgwe
Application for condonation in terms of Section 80 of the Local Government: Municipal Property Rates Act No. 6 of 2004
I am the owner of property in the City of Johannesburg being Erf No. [insert] in the Township of [insert suburb name].
The Chief Valuer of the City, for the purpose of the Johannesburg 2013 General Valuation Roll, has valued my property at [insert amount]. I wish to object to this valuation for the reasons set out below.
During the month of february, 2013, the City notified all property owners in the City of the valuations assigned to their properties and invited them to submit their objections to the valuation by no later than 3rd May, 2013.
I was unable to submit an objection by the aforesaid date because [set out your reasons and see notes below ].
I respectfully state that my application for condonation of a late submission of an objection is well grounded and has prospects of success. The valuation of [insert amount] assigned to the property is in excess of the market value as at 1st July, 2013. According to the opinion of [insert name of estate agent] the correct value is [insert amount]. I attach the estate agents letter which motivates the alternative valuation.
For all these reasons I respectfully request you to allow me to submit an objection within such time and subject to such conditions as the Act permits you to impose in your discretion.
1. If you have been abroad attach photocopy pages from your passport ceertified as true copies by a Commisioner of Oaths
2. If you were in ill health attach a medical certificate