The Ohio Real Estate Appraiser Board has revoked the residential real estate appraiser license of Hilliard City Councilman Daniel Nichter.

The Ohio Real Estate Appraiser Board has revoked the residential real estate appraiser license of Hilliard City Councilman Daniel Nichter.

The board's action followed administrative investigations and hearings by the Ohio Department of Commerce's Division of Real Estate & Professional Licensing.

Contacted by ThisWeek, Nichter said, "Because of past litigation, I am restricted from making any comment."

An appraisal report is an appraiser's written opinion of value for a specific property, based on recognized standards established by the appraisal industry.

Among other violations, the appraiser board found that in performing an April 2005 appraisal report for 1540-1542 Oak St. in Columbus, Nichter did not comply with sections of the Ohio Revised Code dealing with ethics and standards because he:

Failed to report that the property had two prior sales in the 18 months before the appraisal report.

Failed to accurately report the "as-is" condition of the property.

Failed to correctly report the site size for the property and one or more comparable sales.

Completed a misleading appraisal report and rendered appraisal services in a negligent and careless manner.

According to information from the appraiser board, Nichter did not report that the property was the subject of a sale in March 2005 for the sum $0.00 and another sale in December 2004 for $27,500.

He also failed to analyze or reconcile in his appraisal report these prior sales of the property with his value conclusion of $185,000 as of April 11, 2005.

The appraiser board ruled that Nichter failed to report or provide analysis of the sales concessions included in the sales contract for the property, did not accurately report the "as-is" condition of the property and did not correctly report the property's zoning classification, description and site size.

The board also said Nichter's appraisal report contained "substantial errors."