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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 24. Transportation And Motor Vehicles
Agency 30. Department of Transportation
Chapter 41. Rules and Regulations Governing Relocation Assistance

24VAC30-41-440. Highest and best use other than residential.

When the acquired dwelling is located on a site where the fair market value is established on a use higher and better than residential, the purchase supplement maximum amount will be determined by deducting the acquisition price of the acquired dwelling plus the acquisition price of that portion of the acquired land which represents a tract typical in size for the area from the probable selling price of the most comparable listing. The following calculation shows how this amount is determined:

Acquired Dwelling on Commercial Zoned Site

The acquired house (whole take) is on a five-acre site zoned commercial. The typical residential lot in the area is one acre. The land is appraised at $50,000/acre and the dwelling is valued at $10,000 as an interim use.

A comparable house on a residentially zoned lot is available for $70,000 (after adjustment). The maximum purchase supplement amount is determined below:

Displacement property value


Comparable property


LESS: Value of the house acquired on one acre


Maximum Purchase Supplement Amount


Statutory Authority

§ 25.1-402 of the Code of Virginia; 42 USC § 4601 et seq.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 3, eff. November 21, 2001.

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