Ben Lansink is a Professional Appraiser with more than
40 years of experience. Ben's professional designations
MRICS - Member, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
AACI, P.App - Accredited Appraiser Canadian Institute.
His expertise includes the completion of appraisal and consulting assignments to assist in mortgage financing, power of sale, deemed dispositions, GST and capital gains issues involving Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), expropriation, insurance matters such as fire destruction, family law, environmental issues, assessment appeals, First Nation issues, and litigation support.
Ben specializes in Diminution in Value analyses and the resulting Injurious Affection. His assignments include proximity to airports, hydro power transmission corridors, land fill sites, wind turbines, roads and road works, as well as contaminated land and buildings including urea formaldehyde foam insulation. In addition, Ben has completed the Appraisal Institute of Canada's Ecogift Training Workshop for the valuation of Ecological Gifts as established by Environment Canada.
Many courts and boards have publicly recognized Ben's
expertise. Portions of the Superior Court of Justice Judgment
by The Honourable Mr. Justice G.P. Killeen dated November
3, 2000 follow...
"Mr. Lansink is a very experienced senior appraiser. I was impressed with the care that obviously went into this appraisal from Mr. Lansink's own evidence; … He obviously is an appraiser who cuts no corners."
An excerpt from an Ontario Municipal Board decision, dated June 11, 2002, states "... the Board prefers the approach and analysis chosen by Mr. Lansink both in terms of quantum and methodology … the Board finds that [the other appraiser's] hypothesis was refuted by the investigation conducted by Mr. Lansink, who was able to delineate a number of sales that reflect or define such an "incurable factor" pursuant to a very thorough research he had conducted… The evidence is clear…"
Ben is an experienced lecturer. He taught "Highest and Best Use/Land Use Controls" and "Assessment, Taxation and the Fee Appraiser" for the Appraisal Institute of Canada and "Introduction to Appraisals" for Indian and Northern Affairs Canada. Ben was also a Certified Instructor for Courses 1101 and 1102, Appraisal Institute of Canada, until the late 1990s.
As the author of "Injurious Affection, Lazar v. Hydro One", a case study paper based on a precedent setting case decided by the Ontario Municipal Board in June of 2002, Ben presented the case study to appraiser delegates at the Appraisal Institute of Canada's June 2005 Conference, Edmonton, Canada. Other publications include "UFFI and Market Value" and "Conditions of Sale" - the Canadian Appraiser and "Highest and Best Use/Land Use Controls" and "Assessment, Taxation and the Fee Appraiser" - Appraisal Institute of Canada, Ontario Association.
Ben lives in London, Ontario with his wife Donna. Their
three grown children all specialize in the appraisal or
building industry. Leisure activities include spending time
with their four grandchildren, travelling, hiking, and reading.