Real Estate Tax Appeals
Do you believe your Connecticut real property has been taxed too high? Real estate appeals are processes provided by both the administrative and judicial branches of the law to dispute your property assessment. An initial appeal should be filed with your local Board Assessment of Appeals (“BAA”), and if you are still not satisfied, you may appeal that decision to the local Superior Court.
How Licari, Walsh & Sklaver, LLC Can Help You
When dealing with a delicate situation such as a real estate tax appeal, it is always best to get the expert opinion of a local Connecticut real estate and tax attorney. At Licari, Walsh & Sklaver, LLC, we will take the multiple steps necessary to present your administrative or judicial appeal.
For example, we will:
– Examine Your Assessment Letter – Your letter should include the assessed value that your municipality has assigned to your home. In Connecticut, that amount is 70% of it fair market value.
– Check the Veracity of Records – We will ensure that all paperwork on record with the municipality has the accurate property data, including the amount of bedrooms and bathrooms, the size of the lot, number of floors, and the number of fireplaces, which all may affect the valuation.
– Prove the True Value of your Property – We can do this by finding comparable nearby properties that are similar to your home in terms of condition, style, and amenities. We can track these properties’ assessments through public databases, and if they are substantially lower than yours, it can help us with the appeal process.
– Find Applicable Law and Cases to Substantiate your Claim – Our team of legal researchers will gather the latest applicable case law to give credence to your appeal.
So, if you are looking for a Connecticut real estate and tax attorney to assist you with your real estate appeals process, give us a call today and set up an appointment.