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Property Tax Protest Success Stories

As a business owner, you have a lot on your plate — and carving away time to protest your commercial property taxes means you’re unavailable to handle other aspects of the job. At Lane, we understand you need an effective, reliable team to take the time to build a case to reduce your commercial property taxes. With decades of experience, we’re here to help your business grow by reducing your tax bills.

The following case studies demonstrate our team’s ability to make a case for reduction in value for all property types. Read the testimonials from these satisfied clients who didn’t have to overpay their property taxes because Lane was on their side to unburden their business!

Property Tax Case Study | Righting a Wrong
Making the case for county to correct an error and decrease client's taxable value by nearly 40%

Client’s Challenge
Our client is the owner of a large apartment complex in Jefferson County, Texas. His 2018 notice value had skyrocketed after the county misunderstood the loan amount for the sales price when determining value. The loan amount was notably greater than the sales price because the cost of future renovations was included; however, at the time of assessment, the said renovations had not been completed.

PROPERTY DETAILS
APARTMENT COMMUNITY

Notice Value:
$3,970,610

Final Value:

$2,726,390

Tax Savings:

$34,188.58

Impact:

A decrease of 31.34% in taxable value.

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Property Tax Case Study | Upholding a Tradition
Lane reduced property taxes so popular Houston restaurant could give holiday bonuses to staff

Client’s Challenge
Cavatore, a well-known Italian restaurant in the Houston Heights, received their 2018 notice value, which increased 22.5% from the previous year. After sustaining flood damage from Hurricane Harvey — in addition to the Memorial Day flood in 2015 and the Tax Day flood in 2016 — the Cavatore family wondered if they were going to have to close their doors. Their accounting firm, who also utilizes Lane’s services, recommended our team. The Cavatore family reached out to see how our experts could help.

PROPERTY DETAILS
RESTAURANT - HOUSTON HEIGHTS

Name:

Cavatore

Last Year’s Value:
$1,314,313

Notice Value:

$1,610,615

Final Value:

$990,395

Tax Savings:

$620,220

Impact:

A decrease of 38.5% in taxable value.

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Property Tax Case Study | Getting Results for a Hurricane Harvey Flood Victim
The Lane team saves client over $3,500 dollars after sustaining flood damage

Client’s Challenge
Ken Zieren initially hired one of Houston’s largest tax consulting firms to protest his property taxes; yet after the initial hearing, they were unsuccessful at reducing his home’s value. Ken’s home had sustained major flood damage from Hurricane Harvey and thought that should have been effective evidence for reduction. Disappointed, Ken turned to his good friend Michael Lane. Although the Lane team typically focuses on commercial properties, Michael was happy to handle the case.

PROPERTY DETAILS
HOUSTON HOMESTEAD

Notice Value:

$565,250

Final Value after Initial Protest (with different firm):

$565,250

Final Value after after Arbitration (with Lane):

$425,250

Tax Savings:

$3,542.62

Impact:

A decrease of 25% in taxable value

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Lane Property Tax Advocates has been serving the greater Houston, Austin, San Antonio and Dallas areas and beyond for over 20 years - and we can help you, too.
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