4 A Yes.
(b) Mr. Hunter fasely advised the Garniers the BC Assessment Authority had overassessed their property by 47%. He wanted to speak at they assessment hearing to reduce the value of their property.
Raymond Hunter – Examination for Discovery Transcripts, April 13, 2010
16 419 Q At this meeting did they have the property assessment
17 for 2007?
18 A I believe they did.
19 420 Q And that said $953,000 on it?
20 A That’s correct.
17 425 Q What’s your understanding as far as how assessments
18 are done, property assessments?
19 A Assessments by and large for the most part are almost
20 always inaccurate.
6 431 Q And you told the Garniers that you felt that that
7 assessment was too high in 2007?
8 A The BC Assessment Authority had increased their
9 assessment 47 percent from 2006.
12 432 Q So you told them you felt it was too high?
13 A Yes.
15 438 Q Okay. If a client wants to sell their property, why
16 would they — why would it benefit them to decrease
17 their assessment value?
18 MR. BLANCHARD: Don’t answer that.
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3 441 Q Why would you offer to?
4 A Because I felt —
5 442 Q Help the Garniers with their appeal.
6 A Because I felt that the assessment was too high — it
7 was obviously too high.
20 444 Q Okay. But certainly it benefits Ms. Hundley if the
21 Garnier’s property is less expensive; correct?
22 MR. BLANCHARD: What do you mean by that?
1 MR. DAVISON: Less money for the property — the Garnier’s
3 MR. BLANCHARD: But less money than what? The question doesn’t
4 make any sense.
5 MR. DAVISON:
6 445 Q The least amount of money that Ms. Hundley has to pay
7 for the property, the better for her; correct? It’s
8 pretty obvious.
9 A A buyer is obviously going to — I mean a buyer would
10 like to buy property for very, very little. A seller
11 would like to sell a property for more obviously.