Frequently asked questions
- Are you both within the boundaries of the same local government area? If not, the rate in the dollar charged by the local government may differ.
- The dwellings may be different. Building area, number of bedrooms, bathrooms, carports, and garages affect the gross rental value (GRV).
- Other building and property attributes such as age, construction materials and a below ground pool may affect the GRV.
- Locational attributes such as views and busy roads (for example, one of the houses may be on a corner block next to a busy road) may affect the GRV.
- Even though your property may have a lower GRV, some local governments will have a minimum GRV threshold that is used to calculate rates.
- GRVs are calculated in two methods depending on the property type. This will depend on if the property is land and building or land only (no building). Information can be found at GRV.
If you have any further queries, contact the Landgate Customer Service Team.
When researching for rental evidence, please check that your evidence is based on, or around, the latest DOV and that the evidential properties have comparable attributes to your property.
Some websites1 that may assist you with your investigation are:
You may also consider approaching your local real estate agency, who may be able to provide you a service to assist with your research. Alternatively, a private valuation company may be engaged to provide a valuation for the property.
1 Website links current as at the date the page was published. Please contact the Landgate Customer Service team to advise if links require updating.
Where more than 60 days have passed from the date of issue stated on your local government rates, water rates, land tax or pastoral rent notice, you will need to obtain approval from the Valuer-General to proceed with lodging an objection. You must establish reasonable cause for an extension of time to be granted.
An extension of time can be requested by emailing email@example.com with:
- the reason why you require extra time to lodge your submission
- property address
- valuation you are objecting to
- date of issue stated on your rates notice, land tax assessment or pastoral rent notice.
The Valuer-General will assess your request and will respond within 5 business days. Where an extension has been granted, an approval code will be provided.
On submitting your objection, please provide the approval code:
- Online objection form – enter the approval code, when requested.
- Objection form emailed – write the approval code at the top of the objection form or include in your email.
- Objection form posted – write the approval code at the top of the objection form.
To resume and submit your online valuation objection, you will need the reference number provided by Landgate, which was:
- Displayed on screen while you were completing your submission
- Sent in an email to your nominated email address.
An expiry date will have been provided, which is the final date that the submission can be lodged. If not lodged by the expiry date, a new submission will need to be completed.
Click below to resume your valuation objection, and when prompted, enter the reference number and your last name
Resume an Objection
Unable to find your reference number?
To protect the privacy of information entered in an objection form, Landgate is unable to provide the reference number for a saved submission if it has been misplaced or noted down incorrectly.
It is important to keep your reference number safe and secure, so it can be used to resume your objection.
To make a change, add additional information or withdraw your valuation objection, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- your first and last name
- the property address/es
- case number – this was provided to you in an email, if you lodged your submission online.
If you have any enquiries, please contact the Landgate Customer Service team.
If you are not satisfied with the decision made by the Valuer-General in response to your objection, you may write to the Valuer-General asking that your objection be referred to the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) for a review. Your request is to be made within 60 days of receiving the written decision from the Valuer-General. The Valuer-General will promptly refer your objection to SAT, who will then commence correspondence with you on this matter.
SAT is an independent body, who has jurisdiction to review the decision made by the Valuer-General. Please refer to the State Administration Tribunal’s website for more information.
Submit your request for an appeal:
|By Email||Email email@example.com and include in the subject line “Request a SAT Review”.|
|By Post||Send your form marked as “Request a SAT Review”, The Valuer-General, Landgate, PO Box 2222, Midland WA 6936.|
|In Person||Hand-deliver your objections form to our Customer Service desk in an envelope marked as, Landgate “Request a SAT Review”, The Valuer-General, Landgate, 1 Midland Square, Midland.|
If you have any enquiries, please contact our Customer Service team.