REAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION
58-1103. Acquisition of improvements adversely affected by use of real property acquired — Rights of tenants — Alternate modes of payment — Rights under other laws saved. (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of the laws of this state, if the department, a political subdivision, or an agency acquires any interest in real property, it may acquire at least an equal interest in all buildings, structures, or other improvements located on the real property so acquired and which it determines will be adversely affected by the use to which such real property will be put.
(b) For the purpose of determining just compensation to be paid for any building, structure, or other improvement acquired under subsection (a) of this section, such building, structure, or other improvement may be deemed to be a part of the real property to be acquired, notwithstanding the right or obligation of a tenant as against the owner of any other interest in the real property, to remove such building, structure, or improvement at the expiration of his term.
(c) The tenant may be paid the greater of (1) the fair market value of the building, structure, or improvement which the building, structure, or improvement contributes to the fair market value of the real property to be acquired, or (2) the fair market value of the building, structure, or improvement when its removal is considered in the appraisal.
(d) Payment under subsection (b) or (c) of this section shall not result in duplication of any payments otherwise authorized by law. No such payment shall be made unless the owner of the land involved disclaims all interest in the improvements of the tenant. In consideration of any such payment, the tenant shall assign, transfer, and release to the department, political subdivision, or agency all his right, title, and interest in and to such improvements.
(e) Nothing contained in subsections (b), (c), or (d) of this section shall be construed to deprive the tenant of any rights to reject payment under subsections (b), (c), or (d) of this section and to obtain payment for such property interest in accordance with applicable law.
[58-1103, added 1971, ch. 158, sec. 3, p. 774.]