If those rooming houses on your street are ruining your quality of life, chances are they are also lowering your property values. Hulk vehicles, trash, poor maintenance, loud parties, public urination and public intoxication can be reasons you can use to challenge the assessed value of your property. I recently spoke to a homeowner on
To appeal the assessed value of your home, go to the Whatcom County website (click here) It is a simple process as I was told by the homeowner above. The website provides a form (click here) . With your appeal, include photos of the rooming houses showing the trash, poor maintenance, etc. Include copies of police reports on noise violations or disorderly conduct. Copies of letters or other communication you may have had with the landlord may also be helpful.