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Committment to Service - Specialized Ability
Michael Lount has been helping property owners pay less property tax since 1992.

M.C. Lount & Associates an independent company and is not affiliated with the provincial government assessment office - the British Columbia Assessment Authority. Independent Reviews of your assessment, of course, can only be conducted by non-governmental entities.

We specialize in reviewing property tax assessments for both commercial and residential properties.

  • Our team of specialists stay abreast of changes in today's fast-changing markets.
  • We know the trends.
  • We know market valuation trends.
  • We know legal requirements.
  • We know assessment trends and policy.

M.C. Lount & Associates Ltd.:

  • reviews your BC assessment and the basis for your assessment,
  • works with the assessor to correct any over assessment or error,
  • appeals your BC assessment if necessary.

Your BC assessment is based on market value. We are the experts in assessment reviews and market valuation for property tax purposes. Your BC assessment should be reviewed annually by an independent assessment specialist. Choose us, a company with a principal specialty in assessment reviews and appeals. Avoid those who offer non-specialized services like accounting firms, real estate sales offices or general real estate appraisal companies. Our main focus is on assessment reviews and appeals. We are committed to personalized service. This specialized ability and commitment to service distinguishes us. We specialize in property taxes. That benefits your bottom line.

Michael C. Lount, B.A. Sc., AACI, is president of M.C. Lount & Associates Ltd., a leading expert in the field of property tax assessments. Mr. Lount is a 30-year member of the Appraisal Institute of Canada and holds their senior AACI designation. He also holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of British Columbia.

How it works

Every January marks the arrival of your BC assessment notice from the provincial government's assessment offices (the British Columbia Assessment Authority). This assessment is based on their estimated value of your property. It involves specific factors, criteria and policies. If any of these are in error, you will pay too much property tax. If you have not filed an appeal, the city will overtax you and attempt to keep the overcharge. Even if you later establish you have been overcharged - without an appeal the city will keep your money!"


Why it matters

Today's business must be leaner. Every dollar counts. Property taxes represent one of your highest expense items. Taxes are based on the province's annual assessed value of your property and this assessment is prone to error. If your assessment is too high, your taxes will be too high.

Excess property taxes come straight off your bottom line. By reviewing your assessment, we help protect your bottom line.

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Fighting city hall?

You don't always have to "fight'" city hall. It is often possible to convince them that you have a good case.

That's what M.C. Lount & Associates Ltd. does so well. We will review the assessment with you and identify the best course of action. If the assessment goes to a hearing at the Review Panel or Appeal Board, we will represent you at these hearings.

Whether you own commercial or residential property it may be worth your while to investigate if you are paying too much property tax.

Compare your commercial or residential property assessment with that of other properties by address or by sold properties here 


Vancouver v. Michael Lount
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Wal-Mart Canada Inc. v. Assessor of Area #26

by Michael C. Lount, B.A.Sc., AACI

Facts on B.C. Property Assessments and the 2021 Assessment Roll
Greater Vancouver Top 100 Valued Houses
500 Top Valued Residential BC Properties for 2021.
BC Assessment Roll Taxable Values by Assessment Area and Property Class (2021 vs 2020)
Citizens Advisory Group on Property Taxation
Commercial and Residential Assessment Changes for Greater Vancouver 2021
Your 2022 Assessment Notice
Property Assessment Reviews - An Introduction
If you did not receive your assessment notice.
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