The first database register from the Land Administration, Valuation and
Information Management System (LAVIMS) will be ready by July this year.
LAVIMS will also prepare a property valuation system for residential and
commercial properties and a parcel-based Deeds Registration System.
The whole project is integrated and supported by an appropriate information
LAVIMS has two main objectives:
* To establish an efficient and cost-effective land administration and online information register
* To set up a general valuation roll of some 350,000 residential properties, privately or Stateowned.
introduction of a National Residential Property Tax in the 2006-2007 Budget
required that the Land Administration and Management Systems (LAMS) project
took on board the component of a general valuation roll, which is meant to be
used as a tool for the imposition of a fairer tax regime.
Consequently, LAMS became LAVIMS. Infoterra Ltd has been appointed to deliver
the new LAVIMS system. The project will provide automation of paper deeds and
the development of an index map and a parcel-based deeds registration system.
It will also cater for the delivery of a computer-assisted mass appraisal
valuation system, consisting of more than 350,000 residential and commercial
properties, for which data will be collected from historic, remotely-held data
as well as in-field observation.
There will be a powerful web-based information management system to allow
efficient interaction, retrieval and analysis of the data by all potential
stakeholders of the system.
According to the Ministry of Housing and Lands, the system’s objectives are to
generate a complete register of all private and State lands throughout the
“There will be a system to identify every land parcel on the island of Mauritius
and register and identify all plans and diagrams within the office of the
ministry’s Chief Surveyor,” explained a source. In this way the Chief
Surveyor’s capacity will be improved to eventually provide information to
There is at present no national database of market values of properties and the
compilation of a National Valuation List will provide a comprehensive accurate
and updated database of property ownership and values.
Among the properties that are required to be valued are those that could be
subject to a valuebased National Residential Property Tax assessment, and/or a
local government rate, assuming that all land on the island was subject to
local government rating.
By Sanjana Bhagmal-Cadervaloohttp://www.newsnow.mu/NewsView.asp?NID=4274