In Massachusetts, there is no official requirement for homeowners to allow assessors to enter their houses. However, it is highly recommended that owners do so in order to ensure the most accurate and fair assessment of their property. If homeowners refuse an assessor entry into their home, they may forfeit their rights to contest the value of their property. Here are some key reasons why you should consider allowing assessors into your home:
More Accurate Valuation: By allowing assessors to visually inspect the interior of your home, they are able to gather more accurate information, leading to a more precise property valuation.
Updated Records: Allowing assessors into your home could also lead to updated records on file with your local government or municipality which could be beneficial if you plan to sell or refinance your property in the future.
Maintaining Equity: Allowing assessors into your home helps to ensure everyone in your community is paying their fair share and helps maintain equity among homeowners.
When it comes to assessments, it’s important to consider what’s at stake. By allowing access to your home, it shows that you’re committed to maintaining the highest levels of accuracy and equity in the valuation process.