CHICAGOLAND'S GUIDE TO PROPERTY TAX JUSTICE

CHICAGOLAND'S GUIDE

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David Miller
David Miller
20:25 23 Mar 17
I started with Lake County Appeal several years ago. The first year they were successful and finally got my assessed valuation to be closer to reality and saved me a great deal. I have used them every year to help assure the assessment was fair. With the quadrennial assessment changed last year, I hardly recognized my property, since it was valued much too high for the market. While the initial appeal was denied, Lake County Appeal was successful in getting a reduction. Very much worth the reasonable fee.read more
Greg Preves
Greg Preves
21:31 03 Apr 17
I highly recommend Ron Kingsley and the Lake County Tax Appeal team for their skills and abilities in challenging property tax assessments. Ron was able to reduce the property tax assessment on my organization's land in Lake County by almost 90%!! The appeal will save my organization thousands of dollars this year and every year going forward. Ron provides great personal service and keeps you advised every step of the way. The contingency fee structure is very fair and allows you to pursue a challenge with minimal out-of-pocket costs. I would highly recommend that you consider Lake County Appeal for your personal or commercial property tax challenges -- you will be glad you did!read more
Tom McCauley
Tom McCauley
19:29 23 Mar 17
Ron did a great job representing us with our Real Estate Tax appeal. He successfully got our assessment reduced $25,000, which will save us about $3500 per year. It was a simple and painless process with Ron pretty much doing all the legwork. For those that don't like overpaying their taxes, I highly recommend Ron!read more
Joel Neely
Joel Neely
15:04 03 Apr 17
Had a great experience with Lake County Appeal! They were able to get my property tax bill lowered by about 20% and were incredibly friendly and kept me informed the entire time. Would DEFINITELY use them again, and I would recommend them to anyone!read more
Catherine McKechney
Catherine McKechney
19:32 04 Apr 17
Lake County Appeal helped save me $1,500 off my tax bill after a successful appeal. I am thrilled with their service and follow up and would recommend them to anyone who feels their tax assessment is too high. Highly recommend them.read more
Scott Wilcox
Scott Wilcox
16:34 04 Apr 17
The taxes on my house were extremely high, and kept increasing every year. I started working with Lake County Appeal, and they were able to reduce them by several thousand dollars every year. They are very easy to work with, and definitely get results! I definitely recommend them!read more
Dan Mathews
Dan Mathews
16:24 05 Apr 17
Outstanding organization. I have enjoyed great success over the years with lowered assessments. The price is right as well. Do yourself a favor and give them a try - you won't be disappointed.read more
John Pierobon
John Pierobon
19:14 11 Jul 17
I am extremely pleased with my experience using the Lake County Tax Appeal team. They are 2 for 2 on lowering my personal property’s assessed value to bring it in line with reality. The process was extremely quick and easy and did not involve any of my time for follow up. Through this process LCA saved me a couple thousand dollars. I looked up their fee structure and it is very fair compared with other companies. I recommend LCA as I have had only good experiences to date.read more
John p. Sorg
John p. Sorg
01:55 05 Aug 17
Hon. R.E.Kingsley Esq. Has been completely responsive to our queries concerning my property tax issues. A very nominal fee buys you access to excellent lawyers, you can't go wrong!read more
Charles Mathison
Charles Mathison
20:31 22 Aug 17
Lake County Appeals did a fantastic job in successfully appealing my property taxes! They were communicative, responsive, thorough, and fully upfront and transparent about their fees. I will be recommending them to everyone I know who wants to dispute their property taxes.read more
Pramod Deshpande
Pramod Deshpande
22:07 22 Sep 17
Ron from LCA is amazing. He knocked off over $400 from my tax bill in the very first year I moved in. The customer service is very friendly and helpful. Anytime I called they educated me on various factors that affect tax assessment and explained me how the process works. They will tell you if you have a case for lowering taxes or not and proceed with the appeal if there is one (in which case they would normally make a successful appeal). I'd highly recommend them to anyone.read more
Neva Wright
Neva Wright
22:01 03 Oct 17
Great service! Definitely would recommend to friends and family. We will definitely be using them again. Their site is very user friendly and easy to use!read more
Cathy Stavropoulos
Cathy Stavropoulos
18:08 04 Oct 17
I have used Lake County Appeal several times and always had a good experience. This past year we appealed and Lake County Appeal got our property taxes reduced by over $2,000. As a realtor broker I often recommend Lake County Appeal to my clients. Great Service!read more
Chase Spirito
Chase Spirito
03:03 20 Dec 17
Ron is a phenomenal resource and so willing to help. Couldn’t recommend his services more.read more
Salim Bava
Salim Bava
20:45 29 Jan 18
I am so glad that I have used this service. I got a solid reduction of 10% on my tax that roughly translates to more than one year early repayment of a 30 year loan. That too with no effort and upfront free from my side. I can say there is free lunch.read more
Frederick Dempsey
Frederick Dempsey
16:03 30 Jan 18
As a property tax attorney with over 25 years of experience in commercial, industrial and large multi-family properties, I trust my own personal residential appeal to Ron Kingsley and his team at Lake County Appeal. I've known them for years, and they are conscientious and competent.read more
Chip & Deanna Finck
Chip & Deanna Finck
23:34 30 Jan 18
We tried to get our property taxes reduced to our purchase price but the assessor would only reduce it slightly so we decided to go ahead and hire Lake County Appeals and we just got notice that Ron was able to get our taxes assessed based on our purchase price saving us thousands of dollars. We highly recommend him. He was extremely easy to work with and took our case at the last minute. We are very grateful for his help and will definetly use him in the future.read more
Marc Stookal
Marc Stookal
16:25 31 Jan 18
As an attorney I thought that I could handle my own tax appeal several years ago. I was wrong and was denied any relief. I hired Lake County appeal this year and was granted a significant property tax decrease. I'm very pleased with their services.read more
Gabe Izsak
Gabe Izsak
22:43 01 Feb 18
Great experience. Was kept in loop throughout the process and Received timely updates and responses. Job well done!read more
Aaron Fenton
Aaron Fenton
21:49 02 Feb 18
I have used LCA for a few years now and they always deliver! My savings have increased year after year and I am in a well assessed neighborhood. Trust this company and they will deliver. I am so pleased with their customer service and the easy to use website. This is the only company I'd use to appeal my property taxes. Thank you!read more
Mervyn Kopinsky
Mervyn Kopinsky
23:54 07 Feb 18
I've used Lake County appeal now for numerous tax appeals. They've always done great work, and also told me upfront if they thought that my property was fairly assessed. I'd prefer to get that honest opinion upfront as opposed to being led down a path of expecting a tax reduction only to find that the Board denies the appeal. The rules are not as simple as they may seem - but they have taken the time to explain to me why they thought my appeal either had merit or did not. Highly recommended!read more
Jash Tamil
Jash Tamil
17:52 22 Feb 18
Hi, we are first time home owner and not aware of many real estate challenges and the property tax was one of the challenges. Once we started paying EMI, we felt the pain of higher Escrow and started thinking of reducing the impact. When we googled, we saw some recommendations and one was Appealing process. Since we were totally new, we were hesitant to do this. But based further google, and the excellent review feedback of Lake Count Appeal team, we thought of give a try. We were really impressed the simplicity of process and initial wetting process gave confident and openness on setting the expectations was excellent. We have just produced few documents during initial submission, that's it and after that We got a mail notification on appealing and after few months got the verdict of the appeal. We were really surprised the way this team was handled my case and delivered the result. It was completely a peaceful and excellent win for us. Based on my experience with Lake County Appeal, I would definitely recommend this team for any of the neediest. Keep it up the excellent service!!!!!read more
Scott Olson
Scott Olson
23:07 23 Feb 18
Been working with them for years. Always professional, always helpful and full of advice. Commercial or residential they will get it done for you. I highly recommend working with Lake County appeal!read more
Nick Gallopoulos
Nick Gallopoulos
16:57 08 Mar 18
O n the recommendation of our realtor, we signed up with Lake County Appeal to help us reduce the taxes on our house. We are delighted that we took her advice as the results we got from the appeal filed on our behalf by Lake County Appeal exceeded our expectations. The assessment on our house was reduced by 18% resulting in a tax reduction of about $3500. The process was simple and any questions or requests we had were answered promptly and thoroughly. We are very happy with the service and results we got from Lake County Appeal. We recommend them highly and unequivocally.read more
Molly White
Molly White
15:42 09 May 17
I have been working with Lake County tax Appeal the last 2 years. They've been successful in reducing my tax bill considerably. My monthly paymen has been reduced by over $300/month! They are continuing to fight as my property is still inappropriately assessed. Lake County Tax Appeal is great to work with--- respond immediately to any correspondence, keep me informed and are successful in reducing my real estate taxes. Highly recommend them to anyone looking to reduce their real estate taxes. Giving 4 stars instead of 5 only because I feel my taxes are still inappropriately assessed and am still waiting to get them down further.read more

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How can LCA help lower your property taxes with property tax appeal?

Your taxes are determined by three factors: tax rate, state multiplier and property tax assessment. Our goal is to lower your property tax assessment in order to bring down your property tax.

Who should apply for an assessment review for appealing their property tax?

Anyone who owns property should make sure that their property is properly assessed. Otherwise, they may be paying too much property tax. 

How does the property tax appeal process work?

Once you're signed up with LCA, if we find that your property is unfairly assessed, we will file the appeal automatically. We will handle everything for you, from beginning to end. You can just sit back and relax while we keep you up-to-date on the whole process.

How  much does LCA charge?

For residential property, the initial review fee is $65.00  If we find that your property is unfairly assessed, we will file an appeal, free of charge. If the property tax appeal is successful, we charge 37.5% of the tax saving for the year of the appeal.

How do you determine my savings?

We determine your tax savings by taking your original assessment and subtracting your lowered assessment, after our successful property tax appeal, and then multiplying the difference by the tax rate set forth on your property tax bill. 

At Lake County Appeal, we possess the knowledge capital to win even the most challenging property tax appeals. Our tax appeal firm is comprised of local and experienced real estate analysts, brokers and legal advisors, all of whom utilize a plethora of resources, including a proprietary database.

Our property tax appeal team knows Lake County and Chicago as a whole. We have deep-rooted experience that spans across neighborhoods, schools and townships. Our strong relationships with county representatives and years working alongside the most stringent decision makers positions us ahead of the curve.

We will not file a property tax appeal solely based on a computerized algorithm. Rather, we will do so only with the oversight and knowledge of a trained real estate professional and tax attorney.

Start your journey to property tax justice today.