Niemi LaPorte & Dowle AppraisalsNLD

Residential and IC&I Real Estate Appraisal firm

Specialty Services

Our Team of residential and IC&I appraisers include professionals with expertise in the following niche markets of valuation.

Foreclosure/Court Ordered Sale

Our team of residential and IC&I appraisers have extensive experience in the valuation of property for purposes of court ordered sale and foreclosure. As an appraisal report may undergo scrutiny by the BC Supreme Court in a petition for conduct of sale or foreclosure, it is important that your appraiser is familiar with the BC civil rules. These rules change effective July 1, 2010, with expert reports required to follow Rule 11‐6. This change will require a higher level of detail within appraisal reports, including the appraiser’s qualifications and greater detail outlining the scope of data relied upon. Disclosure and lead time for service of expert reports are also affected by these changes. Be sure your appraiser is aware of these new rules before engaging an appraisal report.

Litigation and Expert Witness Testimony

Our team of residential and IC&I appraisers have extensive experience in the valuation of property for purposes of litigation and expert witness testimony. As an appraisal report may undergo scrutiny by the Court, and the appraiser may be required to attend court to explain their appraisal, it is important that your appraiser is familiar with the BC civil rules. These rules change effective July 1, 2010, with expert reports required to follow Rule 11‐6. This change will require a higher level of detail within appraisal reports, including the appraiser’s qualifications and greater detail outlining the scope of data relied upon. Disclosure and lead time for service of expert reports are also affected by these changes. Be sure your appraiser is aware of these new rules before engaging an appraisal report.

Divorce Proceedings and Family Law

Our team of residential and IC&I appraisers have extensive experience in the valuation of property for purposes of divorce and family law. As an appraisal report may undergo scrutiny by the Court, and the appraiser may be required to attend court to explain their appraisal, it is important that your appraiser is familiar with the BC civil rules. These rules change effective July 1, 2010, with expert reports required to follow Rule 11‐6. This change will require a higher level of detail within appraisal reports, including the appraiser’s qualifications and greater detail outlining the scope of data relied upon. Disclosure and lead time for service of expert reports are also affected by these changes. Be sure your appraiser is aware of these new rules before engaging an appraisal report.

Estate and Probate Real Estate Valuation

Our team of residential and IC&I appraisers have extensive experience in the valuation of property for purposes of estate settlement and probate. Often a back‐dated or “retrospective” appraisal report is required for these purposes, therefore it is important to know that your appraiser is familiar with completing backdated reports. If you require a real estate appraisal for these purposes, feel free to contact our offices for a no obligation quote.

Tax Assessment Appeals

Our team of residential and IC&I appraisers have extensive experience in the valuation of property for purposes of tax assessment appeal. Often a back‐dated or “retrospective” appraisal report is required for these purposes, therefore it is important to know that your appraiser is familiar with completing backdated reports. If you require a real estate appraisal for these purposes, feel free to contact our offices for a no obligation quote.

Capital Gains/Valuation Day Appraisals

Our team of residential and IC&I appraisers have extensive experience in the valuation of property for purposes of capital gains. Often a back‐dated or “retrospective” appraisal report is required for these purposes, therefore it is important to know that your appraiser is familiar with completing backdated reports. If you require a real estate appraisal for these purposes, feel free to contact our offices for a no obligation quote.

Employee Relocation Appraisals

Our team of residential appraisers have extensive experience in the valuation of property for purposes of employee relocation. We can complete your report on a variety of Canadian industry relocation forms, including the CERC forms, all to CUSPAP compliance. As our appraisers live and work in their respective local communities, you can rest assured that they are familiar with the local neighbourhoods. If you require a real estate appraisal for relocation purposes, feel free to contact our offices for a no obligation quote.

Insurance (Replacement Cost) Valuations

Insurance Valuations, including Replacement Cost New, demolition costs, and bylaw requirements
Our team of residential and IC&I appraisers have extensive experience in the valuation of property for purposes of insurance valuation (replacement cost new). As insurance valuations require an appraiser to have an understanding of building demolition costs and bylaw requirements, it is important to know your appraiser is familiar with completing these specialized types of reports. If you require a real estate appraisal for insurance/replacement cost purposes, feel free to contact our offices for a no obligation quote.

Expert Appraisal Review

Our team of residential and IC&I appraisers have extensive experience in appraisal review. Whether required for court preparation, underwriting procedure, or various other review needs, our appraisers have the skill set to provide this specialized service. If you require an appraisal review, feel free to contact our offices for a no obligation quote.

Valuation for listing purposes

Our team of residential and IC&I appraisers have extensive experience in the preparation of appraisal reports for the purpose of listing a property. As an accurate estimate of value forms only part of an effective strategy to maximize the selling price of a property, our appraisers are able to answer any questions you (or your Realtor) may have regarding the current market conditions or property attributes which affect the value estimate. If you require an appraisal for listing purposes, feel free to contact our offices for a no obligation quote.

Expropriation & Partial Takings

Preparing an appraisal report for the purposes of expropriation/partial taking is a very specialized area of valuation. It is incredibly important that your appraiser understand the legal aspects of expropriation in order for an accurate and appropriate methodology to be employed. Our firm has appraisers who specialize in this area of valuation for both residential and IC&I property, and can provide you with a no obligation quote.

Lease Arbitration

The field of lease arbitration is a very specialized area of real estate valuation, and is not an area most appraisers have a great deal of familiarity with. Our firm has appraisers with extensive experience in this niche field, including an AACI, P. App. accredited appraiser with membership in the British Columbia Arbitration & Mediation Institute. If you require a professional appraiser for lease arbitration purposes, feel free to contact our offices for a no obligation quote.

Reserve Fund Studies

Reserve Fund Study is an analysis and recommendations for reserve funding, providing a plan for the provision of resources for major repairs and replacements of building components and improvements over time to ensure adequate funding of all future capital expenditures when required. Through our Consulting Division, we provide Functional Reserve Fund Studies completed to the AIC (Appraisal Institute of Canada) and REIC (Real Estate Institute of Canada) standards. If you require a Reserve Fund Study and would like further information, you can be re-directed to our NLD Consulting – Reserve Fund Advisors website here.

Our appraisers will be happy to serve you with any of your Real Estate Valuation needs.

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