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The Valuer-General to have the responsibility, burden of proof of the correct land valuations and not the property/land owners

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Zoltan Ivan
368 Montague Road
WEST END QLD 4101

Total Signatures - 253

Sponsoring Member: The Clerk of the Parliament

Posting Date: 10/09/2018

Closing Date: 10/03/2019

Tabled Date: 26/03/2019

Responded By: Hon Dr Anthony Lynham MP on 23/04/2019

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House that the "Land Valuation Act 2010" in Queensland requires that when the property/land owners mum's and dad's disagree with the HIGH property/land valuation by the Valuer-General the property/land owners have to prove that the Valuer-General erred in his valuation. That places an undue, unfair, unjust burden on the property/land owners financially and emotionally discouraging objections, at the same time the Valuer-General would have unlimited resources, legal representation to argue his high valuation to be correct.
 
In the event that the Valuer-General admits or is proven to have erred in his high valuation the Valuer-General will not suffer any consequence for his erred valuation and the objector, property/land owner would not receive any compensation from the Valuer-General.
 
The high land valuations place an unfair/unjust burden on the property/land owners in a way of high land Tax and local government rates affecting the public/tenants as well, being financially disadvantaged.
 
Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to have the responsibility, burden of proof, onus of the correct land valuation placed on the Valuer-General and not on the property/land owners, and if the valuation is objected to, to provide financial help and legal representation to the property/land owners.
 
The changes are important and it is in the public interest that the property/land owners, therefore the public are not financially disadvantaged.