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Under the unit rule there is no separate valuation of improvements or natural attributes of the land, and the manner in which the land is owned or the number of owners does not affect the value of the property. Green Bay Broad. Co. v. Redev. Auth., 116 Wis. 2d 1, 12, 342 N.W.2d 27 (1983) The court modified the Green Bay Broadcasting opinion on a motion for reconsideration. See 119 Wis. 2d 251, 349 N.W.2d 478 (1984). 


When property that is held in partial estates by multiple owners is condemned, the condemnor provides compensation by paying the value of an undivided interest in the property rather than by paying the value of each owner's partial interest. Maxey, 94 Wis. 2d at 401 ('Condemnation awards should be based on the value of the property as a whole as if there were only one owner, and it is only after there is a determination of the taken property's total value that it is apportioned among the various interests in the property.'); 4 Nichols, supra note 3, § 13.01[16] (stating that the unit rule applies 'when there are different interests or estates in the property acquired by ...

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