Selecting a Property Tax Attorney

September 30, 2010 by  Filed under: Taxes 

When hiring a professional Property Tax Attorney, it is important to know what you are looking for, and how to determine if the individual is appropriately qualified for the job. There are certain steps you can take to ensure that you get your money’s worth, by hiring the most competent and capable professional available. The most reliable and obvious method of finding an ideal professional is by asking around. Having a personal referral from someone you know well and trust is one of the best ways to ensure that the individual you hire is trustworthy and a hard worker.

Once you have received a referral through a friend or a business colleague, it is often a good idea to contact them to ensure that they are someone you deem responsible and capable of dealing with your particular situation. Every individual’s tax appeals are based on a unique situation, resulting in different outcomes which ultimately affect the Attorney’s fees. Many professionals charge based on the outcome of your situation, so it is important to discuss fees and their plan as to how they will go about dealing with your case.

Short phone consultations with your solicitor about your property tax are generally given without having to pay a fee. Take advantage of this and get an idea of how specific professionals plan on dealing with your case. Another important step you should take either before the phone consultation or after, is to research the professional on the internet. Get the address of their website and personal/professional blog, and see what others have written about them. Perhaps people have had very negative experiences with a specific Property Tax Attorney that would make you less willing to work with that specific professional.

At the very least you should do a background check to see what sort of professional organizations your prospective Attorney belongs to. You probably shouldn’t even consider someone who is not part of the IAAO (International Association of Assessing Officers). At you can find valuable information pertaining to their rating as decided by fellow lawyers and judges. Only a small percentage of lawyers have earned top ratings and if you want the job done right, it is in your best interest to discover whether or not the professional you are considering is among the top ranked. After you have selected an individual to hire, all you have to do is discuss your case openly and let the professional do all the hard work.

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