The Arizona Revised Statutes have been updated to include the revised sections from the 53rd Legislature, 2nd Regular Session. Please note that the next update of this compilation will not take place until after the conclusion of the 54th Legislature, 1st Regular Session, which convenes in January 2019.
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A. Notwithstanding any other law, if this state acquires an interest in real property, it shall acquire at least an equal interest in all buildings, structures or other improvements located on the acquired real property that it requires to be removed from the real property or that it determines will be adversely affected by the use to which the real property will be put.
B. For the purpose of determining the just compensation to be paid for any building, structure or other improvement required to be acquired by subsection A:
1. The building, structure or other improvement shall 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 the building, structure or improvement at the expiration of the tenant's term.
2. The fair market value that the building, structure or improvement contributes to the fair market value of the real property to be acquired or the fair market value of the building, structure or improvement, for removal from the real property, whichever is more, shall be paid to the tenant.
C. Payment under this section shall not result in duplication of any payments otherwise authorized by law. A payment shall not be made under this section unless the owner of the land involved disclaims all interest in the improvements of the tenant. In consideration for this payment, the tenant shall assign, transfer and release to this state all of the tenant's right, title and interest in and to the improvements.
D. This section does not deprive the tenant of any rights to reject payment under this section and to obtain payment for the property interests in accordance with applicable law, other than this section.