Connecticut Property Valuation Disputes

Connecticut Property Valuation Attorneys

Experienced Tax Appeal and Eminent Domain Lawyers Serving New Haven County and All of Connecticut

In Connecticut, municipalities are required by law to periodically revalue all real estate for tax assessment purposes. Municipalities, for various reasons, have been under increasingly severe fiscal stress, and the pressure to maintain the Grand List is, perhaps, greater than most of us have ever seen before.

Add to this the volatility of the residential and commercial real estate markets, and you have quite a challenge for those professionals who make their living valuing real estate. In these difficult times, many property owners believe their assessments are excessive and do not reflect fair market value. If you believe that your property is valued for more than it is worth (as of the relevant valuation date), we will act quickly to help secure your rights.

Since 1996, Ciulla & Donofrio, LLP has handled property tax appeals for commercial, industrial and residential real estate. We aggressively challenge assessments for all types of property, including residences, office buildings, industrial facilities, warehouses, apartment buildings, shopping centers and vacant land. We also defend, on an a la carte basis, municipalities in actions brought pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes §12-117a and 12-119. We have extensive experience in both negotiating favorable settlements for our clients and trying tax appeals to the court.

Ciulla & Donofrio, LLP: The Property Valuation Attorneys

Because of our comprehensive background in municipal and real estate law, we are well-positioned to advocate for property owners who believe their property has been overvalued. Contact our law firm today to discover how we can help you challenge your property tax assessment.

Handling Property Valuation Disputes

The real estate attorneys at our firm offer tax appeal services to commercial, industrial and residential property owners.

We work with several outstanding, credible appraisers and believe this is a key to our success for our clients in this practice area. After our due diligence is complete, we will counsel our clients as to the most cost-effective means and strategy for the resolution of their appeal. We work together with our clients and understand the financial pressure of high property taxes and the need to achieve an equitable assessment.

We have a strong background handling property valuation disputes throughout the state of Connecticut and are skilled in dissecting appraisal reports and appraisers. We are committed to saving businesses and homeowners a substantial amount of money by ensuring that they are paying taxes on the basis of fair market value. We also have experience with personal property tax appeals for businesses.

Advocating for Clients in Eminent Domain

In a related area, we have prosecuted and defended appeals from the statements of compensation that a public entity files with the court in connection with a taking by eminent domain. Again, our experience is with both commercial and residential properties, as well as vacant land. In addition to representing property owners in their quest to obtain just compensation for their property, we also defend municipalities in appeals from statements of compensation.

We act quickly to file an appeal and consult a real estate appraiser with appropriate expertise. We understand the procedural requirement for properly perfecting an appeal from a statement of compensation and use our skills to scrutinize the relevant valuation evidence to effectively advocate for our client’s position.

Put Our Firm’s Experience to Work for You

For high-quality, cost-effective legal representation, turn to the attorneys of Ciulla & Donofrio, LLP in North Haven. Contact our law firm today to learn how we can be of assistance to you.

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