Municipal Assessment Disputes
Municipal and school taxes are unquestionably the biggest expense in operating a commercial property. De Rico Hurtubise & Associés specializes in property tax management and verification of taxable value at the municipal level. As it is essential to ensure that municipal value fairly reflects actual market value after a property is built or expanded, we actively intercede on our clients’ behalf when municipalities update their assessment roles.
Our firm is home to a number of property tax professionals who have developed unique and valuable expertise in recent years. They have contested the municipal evaluations of numerous commercial, institutional, industrial, and multifamily properties in addition to serving as expert witnesses before the Quebec Administrative Tribunal(TAQ) when attempts to amicably resolve such disputes have failed. Moreover, by representing property owners with geographically diverse portfolios, our experts have developed know-how that can successfully apply throughout the province.