Acquisition Requirements Under the Uniform Act

Acquisition Requirements Under the Uniform Act

Description:

This course is designed to provide transportation professionals with specific information about the basic acquisition policies listed in §24.102, such as providing notice to owner, establishing the amount of just compensation, making a written offer to purchase, providing a summary statement of the amount offered as just compensation, following basic negotiation procedures identified in the regulations, not taking coercive action against the owner, and the authority of the Agency to negotiate an administrative settlement with the owner.

Outcomes:

  • Describe the purpose of the Uniform Act
  • Identify basic acquisition policies under §24.102
  • Define an administrative settlement
  • Describe documentation necessary for negotiation activities

Appraisal Concepts for the Negotiator

Appraisal Concepts for the Negotiator

Description:

The course is designed to assist experienced negotiators in focusing on appraisal issues that are important during the negotiation process. In addition, the course addresses the negotiator's role in the overall project and how a negotiator's expertise can assist in completing a transportation project effectively and efficiently. Participants will apply these concepts in case study scenarios.

Outcomes:

  • Explain the sales verification process
  • Describe the difference between realty and personalty
  • List the five factors considered when determining the larger parcel
  • Explain the concept of highest and best use
  • Describe the three approaches to value
  • Recognize the approaches used when appraising partial takings

Business Advisory Services and Housing Payments

Business Advisory Services and Housing Payments

LENGTH: 1 day | CLASS SIZE: Minimum:15; Maximum:25

Description:

The Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act as amended (Uniform Act) and its implementing regulations require the uniform and equitable treatment of persons displaced from their homes, businesses, or farms and establish uniform and equitable land acquisition policies for public programs using Federal funds. Title II of the Uniform Act addresses relocation assistance policies.

This course provides specific information on the various aspects of certain housing payments and is designed to address advisory services for businesses. The main topics include mortgage interest differential payments, government assisted housing and interview requirements for businesses.

Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the buydown process for mortgage interest differential payments
  • Determine when to use government assisted housing as replacement housing
  • Explain the interview requirements for businesses as an integral part of advisory services

Exceptional Replacement Housing Payments

Exceptional Replacement Housing Payments

LENGTH: 1 day | CLASS SIZE: Minimum:15; Maximum:25

Description:

The Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act as amended (Uniform Act) and its implementing regulations require the uniform and equitable treatment of persons displaced from their homes, businesses, or farms and establish uniform and equitable land acquisition policies for public programs using Federal funds. Title II of the Uniform Act addresses relocation assistance policies.

This course goes beyond the basic functional areas of relocation assistance and concentrates on areas of specific concern, such as the 30% rule, carve-out of major exterior attribute, buildable lot rule, mixed use properties and alternate highest and best use other than residential.

Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain when the “30% Rule” is used in the rental assistance calculation
  • Describe three key carve-out issues for a major exterior attribute
  • Explain the Federal regulations about buildable lots
  • Calculate a price differential payment for “mixed use” properties based on the Federal regulations
  • Calculate a price differential payment based on highest and best use other than residential

Highway Plan Reading

Highway Plan Reading

LENGTH: 2 Days | CLASS SIZE: Minimum:12; Maximum:20

Description:

This course is designed to help provide information about two types of highway plans; construction and right of way. The construction portion of the plans is used to provide information about the design of the roadway, the type and quantities of construction materials and the various types of methods used to complete the work. The right of way portion of the plans provides the agent with detailed information associated with the acquisition of the right of way for a highway project. The right of way plans show the names of the property owners from whom the right of way must be acquired, the required area of take, property lines, improvements and existing and proposed rights of way.

Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Read, interpret and relate to a set of right of way and construction plans
  • Identify and interpret symbols used in these plans
  • Develop the necessary skills to interpret a set of plans in non-technical terms to property owners and others

Introduction to Real Estate for Public Agencies

Introduction to Real Estate for Public Agencies

LENGTH: 4 days | CLASS SIZE: Minimum:15; Maximum:25

Description:

The Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act as amended (Uniform Act) and its implementing regulations require the uniform and equitable treatment of persons displaced from their homes, businesses, or farms and establish uniform and equitable land acquisition policies for public programs using Federal funds. Title III of the Uniform Act addresses real property acquisition policies, including appraisal requirements.

The course is designed to introduce transportation professionals to the basic concepts and requirements of the Uniform Act and 49 CFR Part 24. It provides information about the history of right-of-way, title and deeds, appraisal and appraisal review, acquisition/negotiations, relocation assistance, property management, environmental concerns, and grants and federal-aid participation.

Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the constitutional limitations on the power of eminent domain
  • Describe fee simple title
  • Identify three types of deeds
  • Define just compensation and fair market valueIdentify the three approaches to value
  • Describe the role of the review appraiser
  • State how an Agency determines the amount offered as just compensation
  • Identify steps included in closing a parcel
  • Identify the planning requirements for an Agency’s relocation plan
  • Identify three relocation notices
  • Describe comparable replacement housing, including decent, safe and sanitary standards
  • Compute replacement housing payments for owners and tenants
  • Compute moving expense payments
  • Explain the primary elements of a property management plan
  • Describe acquisition phase maintenance, rentals, owner retention, sale of improvements and demolition
  • Explain the purpose of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969
  • Distinguish among Phase I, II and III environmental tests
  • Identify the various processes used to fund public land acquisition
  • Identify the presence of Federal funding in a project

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