2016 Missouri Revised Statutes
Chapter 523 Condemnation Proceedings
Section 523.001 Definitions.

MO Rev Stat § 523.001 (2016) What's This?

523.001. For the purposes of this chapter, the following terms shall mean:

(1) "Fair market value", the value of the property taken after considering comparable sales in the area, capitalization of income, and replacement cost less depreciation, singularly or in combination, as appropriate, and additionally considering the value of the property based upon its highest and best use, using generally accepted appraisal practices. If less than the entire property is taken, fair market value shall mean the difference between the fair market value of the entire property immediately prior to the taking and the fair market value of the remaining or burdened property immediately after the taking;

(2) "Heritage value", the value assigned to any real property, including but not limited to real property owned by a business enterprise with fewer than one hundred employees, that has been owned within the same family for fifty or more years, such value to be fifty percent of fair market value;

(3) "Homestead taking", any taking of a dwelling owned by the property owner and functioning as the owner's primary place of residence or any taking of the owner's property within three hundred feet of the owner's primary place of residence that prevents the owner from utilizing the property in substantially the same manner as it is currently being utilized.

(L. 2006 H.B. 1944)

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