For many property owners it is the annual thorn in the flesh: the OZB assessment. Not for Dion Bartels. This self-proclaimed Wizard of WOZ gladly takes up the fight. Yet in some cases an excessive WOZ-value is actually beneficial. Bartels Consultancy explains why.

Text: Patrick Stoffer
Image: Bartels Consultancy


It is no secret that the WOZ value of premises is regularly overestimated. But an objection procedure? A waste of energy. Yet a lot of money can leak out of a business due to an excessive WOZ value. An annoying expense for the entrepreneur, a nice cash cow for the municipality.

In some cases, it is actually beneficial to litigate the OZB (property tax) upwards. This can be valuable for the sale, rental or refinancing of premises. This makes it possible to ask a higher price. For these processes and for help with the refinancing of real estate portfolios Bartels Consultancy is the right partner. With this help you can manage real estate as cost efficient as possible.

Still want to contest an assessment? You'd rather spend your time in business instead of litigation, MASTERS understands that. But at Bartels Consultancy they take on this challenge. Without the client having to worry about it, The Wizards of WOZ Dion Bartels checks the WOZ value and contests an incorrect OZB assessment. The result: profit for the company. And is the WOZB assessment correct? Then the rule is no cure, no pay. In short: nothing to lose.

Dion Bartels (Bartels Consultancy) fights for years against incorrect WOZ assessments after having worked as a lawyer for decades. He calls himself the Wizard of WOZ. The lawyer now offers free service to members of KHN.

You can lodge an objection up to 6 weeks after the date of the assessment. Do not lose valuable time and start your objection procedure today! How? Very simple: mail your assessment notice(s) to dion@bartelsconsultancy.nl and he will pick it up.


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