Residential property owners thinking about appealing their 2009 property tax assessment must file a Request for Reconsideration ("RfR") by March 31.  

Don’t wait until the last minute to take steps — Property owners will need to read up on the changes in force this year and may need to get assistance.

For a handy summary of some of the changes and important dates, see the bulletin prepared this month by the municipal law group at Faskens in Toronto.

As we mentioned in an earlier post, a condo corporation can bring a single appeal on behalf of all of its unit owners if there is an appropriate by-law in place.   If your corporation does not have such a by-law, take steps to enact one before the next assessment period in 2012.