Please fill out the form below. An email with our agreement will be sent to the listed email address. Once you receive that please sign and return it to us, along with the applicable filing fees.
Starting in 2011 the state is requiring that in order to appear before the Value Adjustment Board (“VAB”) at least 75% of the real estate taxes must be paid prior to April 1st. If the taxes are NOT paid any petitions will be canceled. However the filing fees and charges will NOT be refunded.
TAX ASSESSMENT APPEAL AGREEMENT
2016 Real Estate Tax Assessment Appeal Agreement
Between Dixon Commercial Real Estate (‘DCRE’) and Property Owner / Agent (‘We’ or ‘Us’)
Assignment: DCRE will prepare and present an analysis of each property to the Special Magistrates of the VAB. We will promptly provide DCRE any requested information required to pursue the appeal (subject to availability). However, DCRE may withdraw the petition if, after thorough review, it determines that the property is fairly assessed, or that additional efforts are not justified. We understand that no guarantees have been made as to the likelihood of reducing the assessment on any particular property.
Payment: For a preliminary tax appeal analysis and set up fee, we agree to pay DCRE an initial non-refundable PROCESSING FEE OF $20 PER FOLIO. All costs for administrative filing fees, income, and comparable market analyses, preparing presentations (e.g. photos, aerials, plats, and other exhibits), attending and administering the hearings shall be absorbed by DCRE.
As compensation for this service, we agree to promptly pay DCRE a CONTINGENT FEE OF 35% OF THE TAX BENEFIT realized from a reduction in the tax bill. This fee shall be charged for all tax benefit achieved for the current or prior tax years that are a direct result of actions taken by DCRE. IF THERE IS NO REDUCTION, THERE WILL BE NO CONTINGENT FEE!
This does not include discounts for early payments or interest owed for late payments on the difference between the 75% paid and the new adjusted bill.
Earned fees are due and payable within 30 days of invoice if taxes for the subject property have not been paid. If taxes have been paid, earned fees are due and payable 30 days after the issuance of a tax refund. If DCRE takes any action to collect a delinquent fee, we agree to pay all costs of collection, including reasonable attorney fees. Any legal action arising out of this agreement shall be brought in Miami-Dade County, Florida and governed by Florida law. In the event fees are not paid when due as provided by this agreement, DCRE is authorized and shall have the right to record a lien against the real property identified herein to secure such fees, following 30 days written notice to us.