Conservation Easement Appraisal Information Checklist

Conservation Easement Appraisal Information Checklist

The following data is required for this assignment, as applicable. Please indicate if not applicable.

  • Surveys, legal descriptions, and title reports of the subject property as well as any other real estate contiguous to the subject that is owned by the easement donor or the donor’s immediate family
  • Closing statement(s) and deed(s) of any transfer(s) in the last 10 years
  • Contract(s) on any proposed or pending sale(s) in the last 10 years
  • Any written offers to list, sell, buy, or lease the property in the last 10 years
  • Status of any property tax appeals or reviews
  • Zoning and POD approvals, with proffers; status of any proposed or pending zoning changes
  • Proposed easement agreement and plat showing the easement area
  • Description of the relevant conservation attributes of the property (recreation/education, natural habit, open space, scenic, and/or historic significance). Done in consultation with the donee that will be accepting the easement donation
  • Topographical/soils map and any available aerial photography
  • Plat/site plans
  • Copies of any soils, environmental, wetland assessments
  • Inventory of structures noting age, and existing and proposed use
  • All third party rental agreements (w/amendments or pending changes)
  • Project cost breakdown and timing
  • All agreements with adjacent property owners or any other agreements related to the use and development of the subject property
  • Any changes in the operation or unusual conditions that should be considered in our analysis
  • Marketing brochure(s) for subject and similar properties
  • Any existing agreements such as mitigations or quid pro quos on the subject
  • A list (including a brief description and location) of any real estate that is located in the vicinity of the subject property that is owned by the easement donor or any person or entity that is a related person. This includes any other real estate located near the subject property that is owned by you, your immediate family, or any trust, estate, corporation, partnership, LLC, or other entity you (or a member of your immediate family) have a significant interest in. Immediate family means siblings, parents and grandparents, children and grandchildren of all owners. Please seek legal counsel if you have any questions whether there is any such real estate. The appraiser may need more information on any such real estate.

Any other information that you feel may be relevant to the valuation of the subject property

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