Every year it seems like either our tax rates increase or our tax assessments increase. In recent years, Dallas and Tarrant County have appeared to stay the same in terms of rates but homeowners and property owners are finding that their assessments have dramatically increased. Understandably, people are upset about the increase and don’t know what they can do about it. Here are a few suggestions from the property tax consultants at the Hegwood Group in Dallas, Texas.
Make Sure the Appraisal Increase is Justified
Sometimes your home or property’s assessed value goes up due to renovations you’ve done like new landscaping or kitchen remodeling. Other times they go up due to neighborhood improvements such as new sidewalks or even large retail chains moving in. You can still appeal this increase if you feel it’s unfair, but there could be an obvious reason as to why your property value increased.
Know Your Right to Appeal
Given that so many people have been handed property assessment increases this year, it’s unlikely that everyone has made property improvements in the last year. Instead, your appraised value is simply going up for no good reason. As a property owner, you have the right to file an appeal on your assessed property value if you feel that it’s unfair or wasn’t done correctly. Your property tax consultant will be able to walk you through this process.
Use a Dallas Property Tax Expert
Filing appeals is a confusing process with lots of hoops you have to jump through. Many home and business owners have come to us needing help filing appeals on their property values. With our services, we take care of the paperwork, guide you through the complicated forms, and can even represent you at your hearing. We’ve been in this business for years and know the ins and outs of appealing and filing.
With the recent tax assessments being sent to property owners, we’ve taken on many new clients that are hoping to lower the assessment they were given. If you recently received an increased assessment, we recommend that you file an appeal as soon as possible.
Let the Hegwood Group Help
Saving our clients money is what our property tax consultants do best. We assist both homeowners and property owners with their property tax questions and help them file appeals. Now is the right time to appeal your assessment and save yourself some money and we can help you do that. Contact us with us today to schedule an appointment!