Homeowners in JB won't be burdened despite possibility of having to pay more

PHOTO: Homeowners in JB won't be burdened despite possibility of having to pay more

JOHOR BARU - House owners here will not be burdened despite the possibility of having to pay more after a revision of the assessment rate, said Johor Baru MP Tan Sri Shahrir Samad.

The Johor Baru City Council would revalue the houses based on the current property market and not go beyond it, he said.

Shahrir said property prices especially in Johor Baru had risen over the years due to the rapid growth of Iskandar Malaysia.

"If the council values the houses higher than the current property value or increase the assessment rate, it will be a problem to all house owners under its jurisdiction.

"But the council has taken a reasonable approach by decreasing its assessment rate from the current 0.13 per cent to 0.12 per cent and valuing houses at the current market value," he said when contacted yesterday.

Shahrir was asked to comment on the revision of assessment rate, which was last done in the state in 1995.

However, he reminded the council to provide better services to the public.

From next year, house owners in Johor Baru and Kluang districts will be paying lower assessment rate following a revision in the rate structure.