Saturday, July 13, 2013

New York Court of Appeals holds that mere showing of property contamination without concomitant showing of value diminution is insufficient to reduce property assessment.

By: Daniel D. Tartaglia, Esq.
In a recent decision, In the Matter of Norman E. Roth v. City of Syracuse (June 13, 2013) the New York Court of Appeals held that "petitioner failed to rebut the presumption of validity that attaches to the tax assessments of the properties by the City of Syracuse. That is, petitioner failed to proffer substantial evidence demonstrating a diminution in market value caused by the mere presence of lead paint."
Here is the link to the full decision:

Monday, March 18, 2013

What is the 2013 protest filing deadline for my Town?

Daniel Tartaglia, Esq.

The following link will give you the protest filing deadlines for most communities in the lower Hudson Valley, including Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess and Rockland Counties:

Protest Filing Deadlines

Of course, you should always check with your local Assessor to verify this information.

Mamaroneck Larchmont Revaluation

Larchmont and Mamaroneck homeowners recently received impact notices in connection with the Town's Revaluation process. It is important that you seize every opportunity to reduce your new assessment. The first chance will be to meet with representatives from the Vendor for an informal review. We strongly recommend that you schedule a meeting with the Town Assessor to discuss your new assessment as soon as possible.