2020 Code of Alabama
Title 18 - Eminent Domain.
Chapter 1A - Eminent Domain Generally.
Article 11 - Evidence in Condemnation Actions.
Section 18-1A-196 - Basis for Opinion as to Value.
Basis for opinion as to value.
As a basis for an opinion as to value, a valuation witness qualified under subsection (a) of Section 18-1A-192 may consider, inter alia:
(1) The price and other circumstances of any good faith sale of all or part of the property sought to be taken, whether the sale was entered into before or after the valuation date.
(2) The price and other terms and circumstances of any good faith sale of comparable property. A sale is comparable within the meaning of this section only if it was made within a reasonable time before or after the valuation date and the property is sufficiently similar in the relevant market, with respect to situation, location, size, usability, improvements, and other characteristics, to warrant a reasonable belief that it is comparable to the property being valued. Any proposed comparable sale that fails to meet the foregoing standards shall not be admissible.
(3) The terms and circumstances of any lease made in good faith that included all or part of the property being valued or of comparable property whether the lease was made before or after the valuation date.
(4) The actual or reasonable net rental income attributable to the property when used for its highest and best use, capitalized at a fair and reasonable rate.
(5) The cost of reproducing or replacing existing improvements on the property sought to be taken which enhance its value for its highest and best use, less any depreciation resulting from physical deterioration or from functional or economic obsolescence.
(6) The nature, condition, and use of properties in the general vicinity of the property being valued.
(Acts 1985, No. 85-548, p. 802, §1107.)