It's Property Assessment time, and we would just like to remind everyone that if you are not satisfied with the assessment, there are steps you can take to have it re-assessed.
Act quickly If you feel you've been unfairly assessed in comparison to your neighbors, you'll have to act quickly, as the deadline to appeal is Thursday, Jan. 31.
B.C. Assessment says most complaints get resolved through discussions between property owners and staff. Complainants should contact B.C. Assessment through its website, in person or by phone at 1-866-825-8322.
If your concerns still haven't been resolved with an appraiser, the next step is to go through an appeal process. You'll have to submit a written request to a B.C. Assessment office no later than Jan. 31, 2019.
To appeal or not to appeal? Expert advice for dealing with your new property assessment The ministry has created a video outlining how to prepare for your hearing and what evidence you will need to support your claim. Hearings are open to the public and typically lasts 30 minutes.
During that time, you will have to provide evidence that your property assessment notice is inaccurate. The panel will likely ask you questions and you are allowed to ask the panel questions.
To read the full article click here: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/how-to-appeal-bc-assessment-1.4964053 If you are planning on appealing your property assessment and you would like to discuss the strategy or find comparables to back up your case, then call or email me, I can help.
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