Property appraiser reducing assessments on homes with Chinese drywall
Some homes constructed in Broward within the past few years were built with contaminated Chinese drywall. This drywall — over time — emits sulfur odors and seemingly causes visible corrosion to copper pipes and air conditioner evaporator coils.
Because of this damage, the Broward County Property Appraiser has agreed to lower the value of homes with Chinese drywall by 50 percent.
“However, until a homeowner contacts our office to notify us, we have no way of independently identifying which homes contain contaminated Chinese drywall,” said Broward Property Appraiser Lori Parrish. “These drywall problems seriously impact the value of these homes. To ensure fair assessments for these damaged properties, we will reduce the building value by 50 percent– subject to the owners providing us with sufficient documentation of the condition and agreeing to this resolution for the 2009 assessment.”
To request this reduction, please contact Residential Department Manager Bob Zbikowski or at to notify BCPA if your home has documented Chinese drywall issues.
Also, if you missed the September 19 deadline to file for a value reduction and you subsequently learned about the drywall problems, the Value Adjustment Board has determined this is sufficient “good cause” for you be allowed to late file for a 2009 value reduction. Contact the Value Adjustment Board at for more information.
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