Why are my rates more than my neighbour?

There may be several reasons why your rates differ from your neighbour:

  1. Are you both within the boundaries of the same local government area? If not, the rate in the dollar charged by the local council may differ.
  2. The dwellings may be different. Building area, number of bedrooms, bathrooms, carports and garages affect the Gross Rental Value (GRV).
  3. Other building and property attributes such as age, construction materials and a below ground pool may affect the GRV.
  4. 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.
  5. Even though your property may have a lower GRV, some local councils will have a minimum GRV threshold that is used to calculate rates.
  6. GRVs are calculated in two methods depending on the property type. This will depend if the property is Land & Building or Land only (no building). Information can be found at GRV.

If you have any further queries, contact the Landgate Customer Service Team.

This page was last updated on: 04 Mar 2020