An over assessed property can cost property owners and tenants several thousand dollars in additional taxes annually.
Negative impacts of an over assessed property: Lower net operating income if the real estate taxes are not reimbursed by the tenants. Tenants have numerous choices in today’s real estate market and consider not only the initial face rent but the pass through expenses when choosing a location for their business.
The additional real estate taxes from over assessment can result in a lower face rent for the property. Landlords may have trouble obtaining or retaining tenants due to the high real estate tax burden due to over assessment when the real estate taxes are passed through to the tenant. Lower value when selling the property or obtaining an appraisal for refinancing.
Bottom Line…an over assessed property costs you money!
The initial cost of properly preparing an appraisal report as well as the cost of obtaining legal counsel for the tax appeal hearing may seem costly at first and expenses sometimes exceed the first year’s tax saving. However, these tax savings will continue in the following years and the future benefit will far outweigh the initial cost.
Last year 579,000 properties were reassessed in the City of Philadelphia to establish “fair and accurate” market values. Unfortunately, not all properties received a “fair and accurate” value causing the derailment of commercial real estate deals as well as shocking commercial property owners with overwhelming tax increases based on an incorrect assessed market value of the property. Even though, not as dramatic the four suburban counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery have widely divergent assessed market values.
Philadelphia Suburban Realty Appraisal Group welcomes the opportunity to provide you and your clients with a proposal for commercial real estate appraisal services to support your property assessment appeal. The Philadelphia Suburban Realty Appraisal Group is a team of professional commercial real estate appraisers that can determine the realistic market value of your commercial real estate. If you are one of many commercial real estate property owners paying taxes based on an overvalued property you need to act soon. Call TODAY to find out how they can help! Their appraisers work with attorneys, tax consultants and private property owners to produce accurate and reliable appraisals to bring about fair tax assessments.
For more information contact:
Joseph Vizza, MAI