As sure as rain showers, April in Allegheny County brings with it school district real estate tax assessment appeals . Many districts routinely review actual sales data for prior years and, if the sales price exceeds the then assessed value, they will perfect an assessment appeal to the Board of Property Assessment Appeals and Review. With an end of March deadline for such appeals, they are now in your mailbox or in the mail.
Although actual arms-length sales are indeed persuasive evidence of the fair market value of a property, numerous defenses and discounts may well be available to commercial and residential property owners. Steven Petrikis and Rachel Felton of our Firm can provide experienced and cost-effective representation in any property tax assessment matter you may encounter. Contact your Metz Lewis relationship attorney or call Steve or Rachel directly if we can assist.