The property rates due to the Ray Nkonyeni Municipality (previously Hibiscus Coast) are linked to the values of the properties. For developed properties these currently range from R7’000 to R12’000 per annum and for vacant stands these currently range from R3’000 to R4’500 per annum. These costs are related to the Municipal Valuation role updated around every 5 years. The UGU District Municipality require “water rates” to be paid on vacant land. This amount is equivalent to the “basic fee” charged for developed properties and is about R180 per month.