Working on a divorce? Lower Mainland Appraisal Services Ltd. has the expertise you need.Finalizing a divorce involves many decisions, including who keeps the house. There are generally two choices when it comes to the shared residence - it can be sold and the proceeds split, or one party can "buy out" the other. In either case, one or both parties would find it in their best interest to get an appraisal of the shared real estate.
An appraisal for the purpose of asset division must have a well-supported, professional document that is defensible in court. When you order an appraisal from Lower Mainland Appraisal Services Ltd., you are assured the best in service with courtesy and the highest quality appraisal. We understand how to provide for the prickly needs of a divorce situation.
Attorneys and accountants in British Columbia rely on our opinions when determining what the real property is worth for estates, divorces, or other disputes requiring a value opinion. We have a great deal of expertise dealing with all the parties involved and are standing by to assist your needs. We create appraisal reports for courts or various agencies that meet or exceed their requirements.
For lawyers handling a divorce, your case's evidence frequently requires an appraisal to establish fair market value for the residential real estate involved. Many times the divorce date may not be the same as the date you requested the appraisal. We're accustomed to the procedures and what is vital to do a retroactive appraisal with an effective date and Fair Market Value estimate matching the date of divorce. For each divorce appraisal we are hired to do, we understand that they need to be handled with total professionalism. The Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) contains an ethics provision which binds us with confidentiality, resulting in the utmost discretion.