Landowner Alert System 9-22-20

Posted by on Sep 22, 2020 in Conservation Easements, News & Events | No Comments

Land Development:

Landowners who are interested in subdividing their land while still retaining the rural character of their property may have the option of maintaining an agricultural valuation on the property on the new lots  through the creation of a grazing association or a wildlife management property association (WMPA), a great value to potential buyers.  There are many considerations and county-specific requirements that go into the development of a WMPA or grazing association, so it’s important you speak with an experienced professional prior to filing a plat or selling any lots. Braun & Gresham can help. If you do not currently have an Ag valuation on your property and are interested in how that works, we can help you with that as well. Please call (512) 894-5426 or email to discuss your options.

Joanne Hatton, Attorney & Counselor

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Kathryn Tancig, Attorney & Counselor

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