Owners of units in some Johannesburg apartment blocks hit with a big increase in their council bills after their properties were rezoned and revaluated have teamed up to challenge the council in court.

Previously the city had billed them a flat rate of R250 a flat and R500 for multi-dwelling properties. They claim their properties were revalued to be worth more than the market price, thereby allowing the council to charge them higher rates. 

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