Declaration of Rates - Legal Verification Service

26 May 2020

We know that even in such uncertain times some councils are pressing on and planning their rate declaration process, so we thought it timely to provide a reminder of our annual legal verification service.

Whilst it might seem surprising to be sending this out now, it is sent with the encouragement of many councils. We know that even in such uncertain times some councils are pressing on and planning their rate declaration process.

The Local Government Act 1999 provides opportunity for councils to adopt the Annual Business Plan and Budget and to declare rates until 31 August and beyond in circumstances of extraordinary administrative difficulty. So, for those who require our usual service ’sooner rather than later’ we, again, stand ready, when you are, to:

  • settle all aspects of the rate declaration process, including recommendations to adopt the Annual Business Plan, Budget and valuations and declaration of all rates and charges;
  • settle the Gazette notice; and
  • settle the rates notice.

Kelledy Jones Lawyers has experienced practitioners who are the State’s leading experts in these matters. We have been providing this service for well over a decade and are here to help.

Pricing

We have held our fee structure for these services to our 2019 levels which are as follows:

  • settling all aspects of the rate declaration process; and
  • settling the Gazette notice;

$525 (exc GST).

This fee applies as a package service for these two (2) tasks provided at the same time. Usual charges will apply if provided separately.

  • settling the rates notice;

$160 (exc GST).

Alternatively, for the discounted fee of $625 (exc GST) we can undertake all three (3) tasks for your council.

Please contact Natasha Jones, in the first instance, regarding this opportunity at njones@kelledyjones.com.au or on 8113 7100.