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Who Can Help Me with Residential Property Tax Appeals?

Residential property tax appeals can save you a significant amount of money if you are able to successfully appeal. Unfortunately, there are strict deadlines for appealing and the process can be complicated. Many people who appeal are also unsuccessful at getting their property taxes lowered because they do not understand the appeals process or the type of evidence that they will need to present. 

You can maximize your chances of a successful residential property tax appeal in Conshohocken, PA by getting the right help from experienced professionals. Finding the right assistance can be a daunting task, but the good news is there is help out there. A real estate lawyer at Curley & Rothman, LLC can provide you with guidance, advocacy, and aggressive representation throughout your residential property tax appeal.

Our legal team firmly believes no homeowner should be forced to pay more in real estate taxes than is fair, so we work hard to fight to get your tax bill lowered so you have more money in your pocket.  Because there is a deadline, don't wait to get started- give us a call right away to get help.

Who Should Help With Residential Property Tax Appeals?

In Pennsylvania, the amount you pay in property taxes is determined by your millage rate as well as by an appraisal that is performed on your home. The higher the value that your home is appraised for, the higher your real estate taxes will be.  As a result, residential property tax appeals are focused on challenging the valuation of your appraisal so you can try to get the official value of your home lowered.

Each different borough or county oversees its own property tax appeals process. Conshohocken, PA is located within Montgomery County Pennsylvania. There is a Board of Assessment Appeals within Montgomery County that presides over property tax appeals and makes decisions on whether to adjust the assessed value of a home or not.

The Board of Assessment Appeals maintains tax maps, a registry of all real estate that is owned in Montgomery County, and the assessment rolls used to check and ensure property taxes are being paid by each homeowner. Its stated mission is to serve both taxing authorities and taxpayers through the efficient valuation of real property so an appropriate amount of school taxes, municipal taxes, and county taxes can be assessed. The website for the Board of Assessment Appeals promises that "we provide a full and fair opportunity for taxpayers and taxing authorities to examine and question their real estate assessments."

If you wish to appeal your property taxes, you will eventually find yourself in a hearing before this board. The first step, however, is to submit your application to appeal your property tax assessment. This must be submitted by August 1. There is a statutory deadline which stipulates that when an appeal is submitted, the Board must hear the appeal by October 31. The deadline is necessary so taxing districts are provided with information about their tax base.

Your appeal application and the information you present to the board must demonstrate that your assessment should be lower because the fair market value (FMV) of the house is less than what the county has it set at.  It is often helpful to have an appraiser do a formal valuation of your house; however, you can also use comparable sales.  You will want to make sure your application is complete, submitted correctly, and contains all appropriate information- and you will need to be ready to make a strong case at a hearing before the Board.

A real estate attorney can provide assistance at all phases of this process, from determining if you may have grounds for appealing a property tax assessment to finding an appraiser to completing appeal forms and preparing arguments to make on your behalf.  At every step, you will have a knowledgeable professional with knowledge of residential property tax appeals providing you with essential advice.

How a Conshohocken Real Estate Lawyer Can Help You With Residential Property Tax Appeals

Property taxes are very expensive in Montgomery County and many homeowners struggle to pay the bills each year for their property taxes. You need to ensure that you have gotten the help you need with residential property tax appeals so you have the best chances of lowering your tax liability.

An experienced Conshohocken, PA residential real estate lawyer at Curley & Rothman, LLC can advocate for you and advise you during the appeals process. Our legal team can also help you to determine if you are eligible for any homestead or hardship exemptions or other deductions that can reduce your property tax liability.

To learn more about how we can assist with residential property tax appeals and other matters, get in touch with us today to schedule a consultation. You can contact Curley & Rothman, LLC at610-834-8819  or contact us online at any time so we can begin the process of working to lower your real estate taxes.

Real EstateScott Rothman