Sarasota and Bradenton Property Tax Attorney
When property owners feel that their property has been over-assessed or that the property appraiser has wrongfully denied an exemption – such as a homestead exemption or agricultural exemption- they have the right to challenge the property appraiser’s determination. There are extremely short time periods that govern ad valorem property tax challenges, so it is important that you act promptly and have an experienced Sarasota property tax lawyer on your side.
At The John Chapman Law Firm, P.A., I have an extensive background in property tax matters and have represented both the property appraiser and taxpayers – both commercial and residential. Whether your property is a high-value residence, a shopping center, manufacturing facility, or farm land, I have the experience and the knowledge to counsel you on your best options for securing a positive result.
Providing Comprehensive Property Tax Dispute Services
Property tax disputes can be argued before the county Value Adjustment Board or in circuit court. The processes for pursuing a dispute in these two venues are completely different, and there can be numerous advantages and disadvantages to either venue depending on the unique circumstances of your case. I’ve handled hundreds of VAP appeals and have tried numerous cases in circuit court, and I am fully prepared to advance your interests in either venue.
If you are a property owner who needs help challenging your property tax or a denial of a homestead exemptions, I will help you determine which venue is most appropriate for your situation, considering all factors including the time and expense associated with each. I conduct a complete review of your situation, work with you or an appraiser to analyze comparable properties, and build the most compelling case to support your request for a reduction in value.
Speak to a Property Tax Appeal Lawyer
Contact my office today to discuss your case with a Florida real estate tax attorney. You can reach me by phone at 941-404-4616 or via e-mail to schedule your initial consultation.