CACI 3506 Effect of Improvements
California Civil Jury Instructions CACI
3506 Effect of Improvements
In determining the fair market value of the property you must consider both the value of the land and whether any buildings, machinery, or other equipment attached to the property increase or decrease the value of the property.
Directions for Use
The court decides as a legal issue whether an improvement is a fixture “pertaining to the realty.” (Code Civ. Proc., § 1260.030.)
Sources and Authority
•Improvements to Property Compensable. Code of Civil Procedure section 1263.210(a).
•“Improvements” Defined. Code of Civil Procedure section 1263.205(a).
•Removal of Property Without Substantial Economic Loss. Code of Civil Procedure section 1263.205(b).
•“[T]he market value of land and the improvements thereon is the market value thereof viewed as a whole and not separately.” (South Bay Irrigation Dist. v. California-American Water Co. (1976) 61 Cal.App.3d 944, 986 [133 Cal.Rptr. 166], internal citation omitted.)