Unit Rule Law and Legal Definition

Unit rule refers to a method adopted to determine the value of real property subject to separate estates. According to the unit rule damage must be apportioned to each interested party in the ratio that his/her actual damage bears to the total actual damage. For example, when the actual damage to the leasehold were $ 2,000 and to the fee $ 1,000, then, regardless of the amount of the award, whether more or less than $ 3,000, it should be apportioned two-thirds to the lessee and one-third to the fee owner. [County of Hennepin v. Holt, 296 Minn. 164 (Minn. 1973)].