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Triennial Revaluation Movements

The Marlborough District was revalued by Quotable Value Ltd on 1 July 2017. The new values apply from the 2018-19 rating year, as from 1 July 2018. A rating capital value is the likely price a property would have sold for as at 1 July 2017.

With the exception of the Wairau Valley River Rates and the Kenepuru Road Rate, all other rates levied on property values are based on Land Value.

Land Value percentage (decrease) increase movements for the six geographic rating areas, the district at large and their differential rating groups for the triennial revaluation on 1 July 2017 were:

(The previous revaluation movements as at 1 July 2014 and 1 July 2011 are shown alongside)

1.07.17 1.07.14 1.07.11
Blenheim - Residential/Rural 15.06% 9.62% (14.24%)
Blenheim - Commercial/Industrial 15.57% 7.73% (8.51%)
Blenheim - Homestay/Farmstay 15.25% 9.58% -
Blenheim - Total15.14%9.31%(13.33%)
Blenheim Vicinity - Residential/Rural 38.14% 16.45% (33.53%)
Blenheim Vicinity - Commercial/Industrial 18.85% 6.12% (16.31%)
Blenheim Vicinity - Homestay/Farmstay 16.94% 14.13% -
Blenheim Vicinity - Total37.58%16.15%(33.15%)
Picton - Residential/Rural 25.47% (3.21%) (16.31%)
Picton - Commercial/Industrial 7.12% 2.62% (11.53%)
Picton - Homestay/Farmstay 28.38% (3.73%) -
Picton - Total21.88%(2.13%)(15.44%)
Picton Vicinity - Residential/Rural 7.41% (8.58%) (12.95%)
Picton Vicinity - Commercial/Industrial 1.71% (1.06%) (21.70%)
Picton Vicinity - Total7.23%(8.34%)(13.24%)
General Rural - Residential/Rural 16.57% (2.63%) (18.08%)
General Rural - Commercial/Industrial 6.63% (10.72%) (21.12%)
General Rural - Homestay/Farmstay 4.03% (11.66%) -
General Rural - Total16.42%2.40%(18.13%)
Sounds Admin Rural - Residential/Rural (0.43%) (16.23%) (21.97%)
Sounds Admin Rural - Commercial/Industrial 0.06% (16.14%) (23.55%)
Sounds Admin Rural - Homestay/Farmstay 0.00% (25.40%) -
Sounds Admin Rural - Total(0.41%)(16.34%)(22.01%)
Utilities - Total0.00%0.00%-
District-wide - Residential/Rural 22.03% 6.24% (22.30%)
District-wide - Commercial/Industrial 13.68% 4.72% (11.49%)
District-wide - Homestay/Farmstay 14.44% 4.93% -
District-wide - Utilities 0.00% 0.00% -
District-wide - Total21.45% 6.13%(21.64%)

The following is a summary of the valuation movements for each of Council's geographic and differential rating areas:

Rating Area

Average Land Value Movement

Average Capital Value Movement

Blenheim Residential/Rural

15.06%

25.32%

Blenheim Commercial/Industrial

15.57%

11.43%

Blenheim Homestay/Farmstay 15.25% 6.24%
Blenheim Vicinity Residential/Rural

38.14%

40.86%

Blenheim Vicinity Commercial/Industrial 18.85% 9.11%
Blenheim Vicinity Homestay/Farmstay

16.94%

15.70%

Picton Residential/Rural

25.47%

27.37%

Picton Commercial/Industrial

7.12%

12.93%

Picton Homestay/Farmstay 28.38% 44.32%
Picton Vicinity Residential/Rural

7.41%

14.01%

Picton Vicinity Commercial/Industrial

1.61%

1.33%

General Rural Residential/Rural

16.57%

19.93%

General Rural Commercial/Industrial 6.63% 10.85%
General Rural Homestay/Farmstay

4.03%

11.90%

Sounds Admin Residential/Rural

(0.43%)

6.19%

Sounds Admin Rural Commercial/Industrial 0.06% 7.72%
Sounds Admin Rural Homestay/Farmstay

0.00%

10.22%

Utilities 0.00% 16.43%
District-wide - Total21.45%25.64%

(The previous Capital Value revaluation movement as at 1 July 2014 was 9.61% and as at 1 July 2011 was (18.26%).

The following is a summary of the Capital Value movements for each of the Wairau Valley River and Kenepuru Road rating areas:

1.07.17

1.07.14

1.07.11
Wairau Valley River Class A Rate 45.17% 23.28% (27.41%)
Wairau Valley River Class B Rate 36.09% 23.37% (34.86%)
Wairau Valley River Class C Rate 33.69% 18.76% (28.57%)
Wairau Valley River Class D Rate 33.59% 21.69% (22.69%)
Wairau Valley River Rural Urban 1 Rate 20.29% 3.07% (7.27%)
Wairau Valley River Rural Urban 2 Rate 25.48% 3.36% (10.80%)
Wairau Valley River Blenheim Urban 1 Rate 21.30% 4.42% (9.47%)
Wairau Valley River Blenheim Urban 2 Rate 25.43% 4.15% (10.70%)
Wairau Valley River Blenheim Urban 3 Rate 24.96% 3.99% (11.33%)
Wairau Valley River Blenheim Urban 4 Rate 24.48% 3.45% (11.77%)
Kenepuru Road Rate

9.10%

(12.02%)

(9.07%)

The next revaluation of the District will be released in September 2020.

Valuation changes prior to 2020 will only relate to property subdivisions, new improvements and any alterations to the 1.07.17 revaluation which are approved by Quotable Value Ltd or the Land Valuation Tribunal (as a result of revaluation objections lodged prior to 3 November 2017).

With a district-wide revaluation there is no direct relationship between valuation movements and rates movements.

A revaluation of the District does not increase Council’s rating income, but it does redistribute the incidence of valuation based rates between individual ratepayers. This means that even if Council were to levy the same amount in total for the year following a revaluation, some ratepayers will have rate increases, while others will have rate decreases.

Rates levied on a uniform charge basis (eg: refuse and recycling charges) are unaffected by a district-wide revaluation.

The only factors responsible for increasing rates on an individual property are:

  • If an individual's property value increases by more than the average increase for their geographic rating area.
  • If an individual's property value decreases by less than the average decrease for their geographic rating area.
  • If an individual’s property values alter as a result of new improvements being added (only affects rates levied on a capital value basis).
  • If the property changes its eligibility for separate service rates/charges (eg; it now qualifies for sewerage, refuse and recycling charges etc).
  • If Council amends its Revenue and Financing Policy.
  • If Council increases its rating income requirement through the Annual Plan process.

To object to a valuation

Please call toll free 0800 787 284 in the first instance to discuss your concerns.

If, after that, you wish to further pursue the matter you must lodge an objection online

Lodge an objection online at Quotable Value NZ

or in writing before 5.00 pm on Friday 3 November 2017.

Please read the back of your Rating Valuation Notice for information on objections.

To object in writing your letter must include:

  • The valuation reference number and the address of the property you are objecting about
  • A daytime contact phone number
  • Your postal address
  • Your reason for objecting and
  • An estimate of what you believe is the true value of your property.

Earthquake damage

Your new 2017 rating valuation should include the impact of any earthquake damage, so it may be very different to your previous 2014 rating valuation. If your property has significant damage that you do not think has been reflected in your 2017 valuation, please include details of this damage in your objection.

To find out more about rating valuations go to Rating Values on the QV website

Revaluation Data for 2017 Revaluation

For new valuation information for specific properties, you can look up any property in the district on our Revaluation Smart Map:

Go to Rates Revaluation 2017 Smart Map