You scraped and saved every dollar you could. You denied yourself that big screen TV. You spent what seemed like endless weekends making small talk with your real estate agent while driving from house to house. You spent your life savings and signed away your life for the next 30 years. All this to find a perfect house you can call your home. You struggle to make your mortgage payments on time and you understand that part of your payment goes to the town for real estate taxes. You grudgingly accept paying your taxes because you know that you live in a good community with a good school system. Then you talk to your neighbor who complains that he is paying way too much in property taxes, but it turns out that your neighbor is paying a lot less in real estate taxes than you are and he has a larger home with more amenities.
The law in New Jersey allows you to challenge the tax assessment of your property and if you are successful you may be able lower the assessment on your home or commercial property. You can fight City Hall. But as with most government operations, they don't make it easy for you to pay less taxes. There are strict procedures and risks associated with pursuing a real estate tax appeal. If you believe that the tax assessment on your home or commercial property is too high you should seek the advice of an attorney.
For a free initial consultation and evaluation of your property tax assessment, contact Joseph S. De Amorin, Esq.
Representing clients throughout New Jersey, including Newark, Belleville, Nutley, Bloomfield, Montclair, The Orange’s, Jersey City, Hoboken, Kearny, Harrison, North Arlington, Lyndhurst, Rutherford, Elizabeth, Union, Hillside, Hackensack, Clifton, Paterson, Woodbridge, Edison, Toms River, Essex County, Bergen County, Hudson County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Morris County, Ocean County, Passaic County, Somerset County, and Union County.