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Property Assessments & Tax Appeals

Did you pay too much property tax last year?

Are you paying too much now?

Property taxes represent one of your largest expenses, and you may be paying far more than you should in property taxes every year. BC property taxes are directly based on the government's annual estimate of the market value of your property. It is important that your assessment be independently reviewed each year, especially if it is a commercial, industrial or investment type property. Your property is important to you and needs to be protected. Do not be an easy target.

How?   Why?   can I fight
City Hall?
Every January marks the arrival of your BC assessment notice from the provincial government's assessment offices (the British Columbia Assessment Authority). This assessment is based on their estimated value of your property. It involves specific factors, criteria and policies. If any of these are in error, you will pay too much property tax. If you have not filed an appeal, the city will overtax you and attempt to keep the overcharge. Even if you later establish you have been overcharged - without an appeal the city will keep your money!"

Today's business must be leaner. Every dollar counts. Property taxes represent one of your highest expense items. Taxes are based on the province's annual assessed value of your property and this assessment is prone to error. If your assessment is too high, your taxes will be too high.

Excess property taxes come straight off your bottom line. By reviewing your assessment, we help protect your bottom line.

Call (604) 683-6191 or contact us.

You don't always have to "fight'" city hall. It is often possible to convince them that you have a good case.

That's what M.C. Lount & Associates Ltd. does so well. We will review the assessment with you and identify the best course of action. If the assessment goes to a hearing at the Review Panel or Appeal Board, we will represent you at these hearings.

Whether you own commercial or residential property it may be worth your while to investigate if you are paying too much property tax.


  • review your BC assessment and the basis for your assessment,
  • work with the assessor to correct any over assessment or error,
  • appeal your BC assessment if necessary.
new postingClick here to read an article on Your BC Assessment Notice.
Click here to read an article on Property Assessment Reviews.

Compare your 2013 commercial or residential property assessment with that of other properties by address or by sold properties here

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Click here for important assessment information
for Jan. 2013!

M. C. Lount & Assoc. Ltd. is an independent company and is not affiliated with the provincial government assessment office - the British Columbia Assessment Authority. Independent Reviews of your assessment, of course, can only be conducted by non-governmental entities.

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