As a property owner, you're well aware that the value of your property can change over time. The real estate slump of a few years ago was ample evidence of that.
But whether values are going up or down, county governments shouldn't be allowed to take unreasonable tax assessments on your property. Whether you are a homeowner or a business property owner, you have an interest in a fair process and a fair outcome.
At the law office of Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C., in Pittsburgh, our attorneys can help you appeal unfair property tax valuations and assessments. Our lawyers have handled numerous appeals for both residential and commercial property owners, with a proven record of success.
Challenging An Unfair Tax Assessment
An increased valuation placed on your property by county officials (or a vendor working for the county) doesn't automatically translate into increased taxes. It takes awhile for the process to play out. But if your property was reassessed at a higher value, it may be only a matter of time before taxes imposed by your municipality, county or school district go up.
It isn't only your tax burden that is potentially at issue either. You also don't want an inaccurate assessment to negatively affect the appraised value of your property.
If you believe your property has been inaccurately assessed, our law firm can help you challenge the assessment and fight for a fair process. We have the experienced needed to bring effective appeals of excessive property assessments throughout the Pittsburgh area, including:
- Allegheny County — Allegheny County has had two reassessments since 2000. It is important to be proactive about protecting your interest in avoiding excessive taxation.
- Washington County — Washington County is in the midst of its first major property tax reassessment process since 1981. If you are concerned about an inaccurate valuation that is too high, our attorneys can help you make an appropriate challenge.
Taking Action At The Right Time
Each county has a specific timeline for making challenges to property tax assessments. It is therefore important to act now to get the legal counsel you need.
Give us a call at 866-273-1941 or complete our online form. We offer a free consultation and work on a contingency basis. This means that if your assessment is not lowered, there is no fee.