Our firm has been handling Real Estate Tax Grievances and Certioraris for many years. We represent both individuals and companies who seek to have their real estate taxes appropriately reflect the value of their real estate and not be in excess of that value. We do this by filing the grievance with the municipality, and if denied, a Certiorari proceeding or Small Claims Proceeding for residential properties. Our fee is contingent so that the client will only pay our out-of-pocket disbursements and a percentage of the reduction that we obtain. If there is no reduction, there is no fee. Over the years we have been able to obtain reductions for our clients in approximately 90% of our cases.
The savings to our client can be quite substantial. We have recovered millions of dollars in tax refunds for our clients and also stabilized their taxes. Once a case is settled, the assessment remains in effect for three years unless there is a change at the property, such as an addition or new construction or a re-assessment of the entire village or town.
We are happy to give a free consultation should you be interested in pursuing a real estate tax reduction.