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Fall 2017 Property Tax and Valuation Topics

Property Assessment Class Action Fails - On previous occasions, the editors of Property Tax and Valuations Topics have noted that Connecticut courts tend to be rather strict in requiring property owners to pursue statutory...more

Fall 2017 Municipal Revaluations in Connecticut

Approximately 20 percent of Connecticut municipalities plan to conduct revaluations effective October 1, 2017. For those with commercial real property located in a revaluing community, you should know that a representative...more

Property Tax & Valuation Topics: Summer 2017

Declaratory Judgment Not the Correct Remedy - Danping Li sued the Town of Woodbury with regard to the assessments of three properties she owned in that community. One of the counts of her complaint seeking a declaratory...more

Property Tax & Valuation Topics - Spring 2017

Momentous LIHTC Decision Does Not Materialize - In the Winter 2017 issue of Property Tax and Valuation Topics, we projected that the Connecticut Supreme Court’s anticipated ruling in Nutmeg Housing Development...more

Property Tax & Valuation Topics - Winter 2017

On September 30, 2016, the Connecticut Supreme Court heard oral argument in Nutmeg Housing Development Corp. v. Colchester. On the face of it, the ad valorem valuation of a garden variety property in the suburbanizing Town...more

Property Tax and Valuation TOPICS: Fall 2016

October 1, 2016 Revaluations: If/When/How to Challenge Your Real Estate Property Assessment - Connecticut municipalities are required to carry out a general revaluation of all real estate within their boundaries at least...more

Property Tax and Valuation Topics: Summer 2016

Interim “Watch Tower” Revaluation After High Sale Upheld - The last citywide revaluation conducted by Milford was as of October 1, 2011. On that date, the residential property at 19 Beach Avenue was valued by the...more

Alert: Important Personal Property Assessment Ruling

Many Connecticut clients of the Pullman & Comley Property Tax Valuation Department own significant amounts of taxable personal property such as fixtures and furnishings, warehouse equipment and computer systems in addition to...more

Property Tax and Valuation Topics: Fall 2015

"Celebrity" Value? In 2004, in the quaint Fenwick borough of Old Saybrook, a developer purchased the beachfront summer home of the late actress Katharine Hepburn. The discovery of a discontinued road, which ran over...more

Property Tax And Valuation Topics - Summer 2015

The Environment and Property Taxes - It seems that many stakeholders are trying to deal with climate change. Connecticut’s hundreds of miles of coastline along the Long Island Sound include many low-lying areas...more

A Précis On The American Property Tax System

The hundreds of billions of dollars of commercial real estate owned by foreign companies and individuals in the United States requires active management and oversight. This is so whether the property is triple net leased to...more

Property Valuation Topics: Winter 2015

Thorny Exemption Issue Discussed - Limited Liability Company X owns property in the Town of Windham which it leases to Corporation Y. Both entities are tax exempt under the Internal Revenue Code. Both entities...more

The Supreme Court Speaks; Some Taxpayers Shudder

Originally published in the Commercial Property Executive on January 16, 2013. Property owners frequently raise legitimate questions about hard-to-fathom differences between assessments of similar properties, as well as...more

Assessment Revaluations Demand Owner Attention

Originally published in the Hartford Business Journal on December 17, 2012. While it is December, many Connecticut assessors are not dreaming of sugar plums or dancing elves. Those assessors conducting townwide...more

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