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Land Rating Handbook

Information contained in this document de-mystifies the process by which local authorities collect the tax on property known as "Rates". Following an attempt by the Nairobi City Council to significantly increase its revenue in 2002, it became clear the average plot owner in Nairobi has little information on the process by which property is rated and taxed.The book gives valuable information on how rating is done and affected.
CHAPTER I:

Nairobi planning data and value bands as in November 2003

CHAPTER II:

Laws under which 'rates' are levied as property tax

CHAPTER III:

Planning of Nairobi into land use zones, identification of different areas and estates and factors that create value in land

CHAPTER IV:

Methodology adopted in obtaining and analysing information on sales of plots and properties during 200-2002 and development of value bands

CHAPTER V:

Duty of a rating authority to levy rates and its responsibilities versus the rights of rateable owners: Does the rating system need reforming?