leftAssessment appeal services

Most localities determine your property tax burden based on an ad valorem assessment of the property's market value. Sometimes, as a property owner, you get an unwanted surprise in the mail telling you your taxes are going up, and sometimes it may seem as though your assessment is too high.


Often, matters like this can be resolved with a phone call. However, if after discussing your assessment with your local assessment authority you still feel as though your property was overvalued, a professional, independent, third-party appraiser is often your best bet in proving your case. That's where we come in.

 

There are as many different procedures for appealing assessments as there are assessment districts, so it's important to enlist the help of a professional appraisal firm that's experienced and trained in the ins and outs of your particular situation. 

 

Please note: It makes sense to do your own research before determining whether to go forward with a property assessment appeal, especially before you make the decision to hire a professional appraiser. The Province of Manitoba has recently undergone a general reassessment. The City of Winnipeg has released their finalized assessments for the 2023 General Assessment. These assessments should reflect what your property, in its current condition, would have sold for on April 1, 2021. Property taxes for 2023 and 2024 will be based on these assessments. If you have already filed an appeal and would like to consult a professional before attending at the Board of Revision, please contact us for guidance. The deadline to file an appeal was June 28, 2022.        

 
Preliminary assessments have been provided to all areas outside of Winnipeg. These assessments should also reflect what your property, in it's current conditions, would have sold for on April 1, 2021. Cities, towns and other municipalities throughout the province will have deadlines into late-2022 for a review with the formal deadline to appeal likely to be in October or November of 2022. If you believe your assessment may be higher than what your home in its current condition, was worth on April 1, 2021, contact us for guidance.  We can assist you. 

If you do not have access to sales information, we can assist and offer a "staged" appraisal / consulting service. When you hire us for an assessment appeal,  you're commissioning independent, third-party professional advice. As such we do our own research and evaluation, beginning to end however we are always willing to consider information that you have to offer. If you're right that your property has been overvalued, an independent report such as ours will be even more persuasive than any other evidence you can marshal on your own.  

 

If we have previously appraised your home for mortgage financing, or another purpose, and you wish to use this appraisal report for an assessment appeal, please contact us for advice.  

 

Sometimes, you will have a hearing on your assessment appeal and will need for the appraiser you've hired to testify on your behalf. Be assured that at Halladay Appraisal Services Ltd., we are able to professionally  testify at appeal hearings.  Browse our website to learn more about our qualifications, expertise and services offered.