Apartment Buildings

Property Tax Cut Lawyers for Apartment Buildings in Chicago

For the owner of an apartment building trying to serve tenants and make a profit, property taxes are generally the second-highest expense, only after the financing costs of the property.

Apartment building owners can be frustrated because they think they lack control over their tax liability. In fact, with the help of the Law Offices of Gary H. Smith, a division of Kovitz Shifrin Nesbit, the tax liability can be predictable and controllable.

Our office concentrates on real estate tax analysis and tax liability planning. We work in partnership with our clients to assist them in the cost-effective management of their properties, with special focus on their property tax burdens.

In Illinois, income-producing properties are valued in the assessment process based on their income-producing capacity. Expenses and rent are major factors in our analysis of the property’s value.

As part of the case, our office will develop an income analysis of the property, reviewing these elements:

• The amount, quality and durability of net income over the economic life of the property;
• Market data rents and expenses, or actual income and expenses capitalized; and
• Condition and occupancy of the property.

Also, we can argue for lower taxes on the property’s value, based on sales of comparable properties in the area.

Searching for property tax relief?

Contact us today to appeal your apartment building real estate taxes. Call 312-236-7447 or use our contact form.