Construction Defect Appraisal

Construction Defect Appraisal Services

Property owners who sustain significant damage to their real estate such as flood and fire, landslide, unstable soils and geological conditions, cracked slab, landscape and tree root problems, structural problems, construction defects, and other casualty losses need an appraisal to establish if a diminution in value has occurred. If a property owner decides to pursue legal action, file an insurance claim, or file for a tax deduction, they must prove that the event i.e. fire, storm, flood actually caused the loss and separate out any loss caused as a result of market forces (appreciating or declining real estate market). Record keeping is also very important in substantiating a claim for litigation or loss recovery. Tips to do list:

  • Get a home or commercial appraisal by a California appraiser with experience in construction defect appraisals, landslide, casualty loss appraisal, county property tax assessment appeal appraisal services, and real estate expert witness testimony.
  • Construction defect appraisal and a Property Tax appeal requires a well-researched and documented appraisal to support any insurance damage claim or assessment appeal.
  •  Photographs of the property before and after the damage will help show the condition and value of the property prior to the casualty loss.
  • Many times well researched peer reviewed appraisal articles along with newspaper articles complete with dates and the publications name provide further evidence in support of a casualty loss.
  • Well researched appraisals are the most desirable tools for establishing diminution in value and damages including real estate values before and after casualties.
  • Keep detailed receipts for repair and replacement claims for insurance.

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