RP126 Trouble with Easements
Many appraisers are confronted with considering how easements affect the utility of property. Depending on the type of appraisal assignment, easements may be a consideration in developing an opinion of value. Such assignments may be problematic because of the unique nature and diversity of easements as well as partial interest considerations. This webinar will touch upon private easements and public agency acquisition of easements for right of way purposes.
Upon webinar completion, the participant will be able to:
- Utilize tools in dealing with easements;
- Discuss how many appraisers are confronted with considering how easements affect the utility of property;
- Examine the type of appraisal assignment as easements may be a consideration in developing an opinion of value;
- Recognize how certain assignments may be problematic because of the unique nature and diversity of easements as well as partial interest considerations;
- Assist with developing competency; and
- Implement and provide tools for the appraiser to employ and better serve the clients and intended users.
Real property appraisers.
David R. Lewis, ASA, | SR/WA
David R. Lewis, has experience both in land use planning and real property appraisal. In the planning arena, Mr. Lewis has experience in zone changes, development review and developing general plans. As a real property appraiser, his assignments have included subdivisions, vacant land, commercial/industrial properties, eminent domain, and diminution of value. He is an expert witness in the California Superior Court and has 36 years of experience in working for local government municipalities. Over the last 7 years he has had an independent practice. Recently, Mr. Lewis has retired except for solving appraisal problems for the Sonoma County Water Agency.