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 Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C., our Pittsburgh real estate assessment attorneys can help you appeal unfair property tax valuations and assessments. Our team has handled numerous appeals for both residential and commercial property owners, with a proven record of success.
Some of our results include:
- Apartment Complex - Assessed at $4,865,000, reduced to $2,500,000.
- New Construction - House assessed at $9,000,000, reduced to $4,000,000.
- Country Club/Golf Course - Assessed at $6,789,000, reduced to $3,500,000.
Allegheny County has specific timelines for making challenges to property tax assessments. It is therefore important to act now to get the legal counsel you need. Call (844) 383-0565 today!
Working to Reduce Your Real Estate Assessment
A proper real estate assessment is a key factor in determining a fair appraisal of your home value and your tax burden. An inaccurate assessment can have an unwanted effect whether you are a residential homeowner or a commercial property owner. For decades, clients throughout Pittsburgh and surrounding communities have relied on us when they have needed an informed and reliable advocate.
If you believe that the value of your property is inaccurate, our firm can put the knowledge, resources, and experience behind your case to get a fair result.
To contact our office and schedule a free initial consultation to review your claim, call our Pittsburgh real estate attorneys at (844) 383-0565 or reach us online. All work is handled on a contingency basis, and if your assessment is not lowered, there is no fee.
Nearly 40 Years of Experience Handling Property Tax Assessments
Robert Peirce, Jr., Senior Partner of Robert Peirce & Associates, learned of the deficiencies and inequities of the Allegheny County assessment system firsthand as an elected County Commissioner from 1975 to 1979. He put this experience to good use in the early 1980s when he represented over 1,000 homeowners and taxpayers in a variety of assessment appeals. In 1980, the county assessment office was theoretically assessing properties at 50% of market value. Peirce was among the first attorneys to discover that commercial properties were, in fact, assessed at a ratio in excess of 50%. In the early 1980's, he represented hundreds of commercial property owners, including country clubs, shopping centers, banks, restaurants, car dealerships, apartment buildings, downtown office buildings and industrial and manufacturing properties.
His efforts created substantial savings for many of the commercial property owners in Allegheny County. The last county-wide re-assessment was in 2012. In that year, our Pittsburgh property tax attorneys represented over 1,500 property owners whose assessments were successfully reduced.
With nearly 40 years of experience in real estate tax assessment appeals, Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C. has represented thousands of property owners, including:
- Single-family homes
- Million Dollar Estates
- New Construction
- Rental properties
- Car dealerships
- Apartment buildings
- Shopping centers
- Grocery stores
Other properties, such as:
- Country Clubs
- Industrial Properties
- Manufacturing Properties
- Non-Profit Organizations
- Clean and Green Classification
Taking Action At The Right Time
Whether your home is worth $50,000 or $500,000, an inaccurate or unfair property assessment can have a serious and damaging impact on your pocketbook. At the law office of Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C., our Pittsburgh real estate lawyers can help you make appropriate challenges to an overly high assessment. We encourage you to contact us today to arrange a no-cost initial consultation about your specific circumstances.
Give us a call at (844) 383-0565 or complete our online form. Our Pittsburgh real estate assessment attorneys offer a free consultation and work on a contingency basis. This means that if your assessment is not lowered, there is no fee.