Raila & Associates, P.C. assists owners and condominium associations in appealing their property taxes, and depending on the legal structure, provides the same service for townhomes, cooperatives and homeowner associations in Chicago, Cook County and Illinois. The firm works to reduce the assessed value of a property, which can mean savings on current or future tax bills, and in some cases results in a refund for the property taxpayer.
Condominium & Townhome Property Tax Appeals
Although individual condo unit owners can appeal their taxes, the most effective and recommended method is to file jointly through a Condominium Association. An association’s Board of Directors has the authority to engage legal services on behalf of all property owners, consistent with the provisions of the Illinois Condominium Association Property Act. Our firm has experienced legal counsel and staff to handle these matters for condominium buildings of any size or number of units. We also can refer clients to appraisers and other professionals who can support their efforts to achieve tax relief.
Raila & Associates, P.C. can provide a complimentary analysis of the tax assessment for your housing development. Please CLICK HERE and submit a request for Free Property Tax Assessment Evaluation to begin the process, or call us at 312-587-9494 to speak with one of our Tax Appeal Analysts to see if you are eligible for an assessment appeal and to determine the appropriate next steps.
The Tax Appeal Process
Our firm appeals at county Assessor’s Offices, Boards of Review and the state Property Tax Appeal Board. The appeal process for condominiums is somewhat unique for eligible owner-associations and is affected by the percentage of ownership, unit characteristics, and recent sales within the housing association or development that can take on added importance. Our team works with boards and authorized officers to gather documentation and evidence for successful appeals, and provides on going client customer service for owners after tax relief has been won. Read More about what our services can include.
Competitive Rates, Quality Customer Service & Persistence
You pay a fee only if Raila & Associates, P.C. helps you win tax relief. With each favorable decision, clients typically are billed a percentage of the first year’s estimated tax savings, with annual savings continuing for up to three years.
Throughout the process, the firm educates owners and taxpayers about their rights and responsibilities in the assessment and appeal process; informs clients of their case status and decisions; and helps them understand their assessments, exemptions, tax bills and invoices. Most importantly, we persistently pursue subsequent agency appeals until fair tax levels are achieved.
Raila & Associates, P.C. is a member of the Association of Condominium, Townhome and Homeowner Associations (ACHTA), which provides resources and support for owners of resident-controlled housing of all kinds.
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