Flaherty Fardo are experienced Pennsylvania real estate attorneys. Our primary goal as real estate lawyers is to save our clients money.
We routinely represent individuals and businesses in a variety of general real estate advice and litigation including property tax assessment appeals, Eminent Domain, boundary and land disputes, easements, contracts (i.e. leases, Agreements of Sale), and many other real estate issues.
Whether dealing with residential property owners who are worried about protecting their most valuable asset, or helping our business clients increase their revenue and profit, we have a broad range of real estate experience, including both counsel and litigation.
We offer free consultations and cost-effectively work to address our clients concerns.
We lower property taxes for property owners. Our real estate lawyers have significant experience in representing property owners throughout western Pennsylvania in reducing property taxes.
Property taxes are based upon the total assessment for a property. In Pennsylvania, each county uses a different base year to determine how the property is assessed.
In Allegheny County, there is currently a 2012 base year. However, for example, in Beaver County there is a 1981 base year. This means that properties in Allegheny County are taxed depending upon their fair market value as of 2012, and properties in Beaver County are taxed at the fair market value as of 1981.
This does not mean that property owners in Beaver County necessarily pay less (which they do), because once the assessment is determined, you then multiple the assessment value by the millage rate. The millage rate really controls the amount of taxes dues, but obviously the lower the assessment, the lower the property taxes.
We are proud of the millions of dollars in property taxes we have saved for our clients throughout Pennsylvania including Allegheny County, Washington County, Lawrence County and Beaver County.
We routinely help our business clients, including real estate investors and Landlords, in a variety of real estate matters including:
What makes our firm unique is that we have not only the business and real estate expertise to help our clients, but also the litigation experience to enforce the advice we give. Very few real estate lawyers are also experienced Pennsylvania trial lawyers.
Our Pittsburgh lawyers are strong advocates for property rights. We believe that property rights were written into the Constitution for a reason. We enjoy helping property owners oppose Eminent Domain issues, and believe that many local and state officials abuse their power when taking private property.
We also help resolve disputes over the boundaries lines and easements of properties. These disputes are especially common in the Pittsburgh area. Either because of peculiar history or difficult topography, even the best old surveys can become outdated quickly.
Unclear boundaries can also create problems whenever property owners try to sell their land.
If you need legal advice concerning a real estate matter in Pennsylvania or you are involved in real estate litigation, please feel free to call our Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania real estate lawyers at 412.802.6666 or email us at email@example.com.