Tim Pierce of Durban writes: This is a warning that the rates department is on the prowl in Ballito.
I have a client who owns a holiday cottage and who uses the cottage predominantly for himself and his extended family.
However they do occasionally let the cottage in order to generate some income for a hefty rates bill.
They advertised the cottage on a holiday letting internet site.
This was picked up by the eThekwini rates department and they promptly re-categorized the property from residential to commercial and increased the ratesÂ accordingly.
Be careful what you advertise on websites.
The rates department is watching.