Police Power in Real Estate: Definition & Examples


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Jane's rental home may have mold in it. Her children have been getting very sick. The landlord won't help her. Who could she go to for help?

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1. Zach wants to turn his garage into a welding shop. He lives in a house at an exclusive golf club. He has plenty of parking since he lives right by the pool. The owner of the golf club told him he can't do that. Who regulates this sort of thing?

2. Who delegates police powers?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Check your comprehension of police power in real estate by completing this worksheet/quiz combo. Who delegates police powers and who enforces current building codes are some of the topics you'll see on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take the quiz to see how many details you remember about:

  • Who to get help from when a rental home has mold
  • Party that can step in to force an owner to remove a hazard
  • Person who has the authority to enforce current building codes

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about who delegates police powers
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the lesson on police power in real estate
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about who regulates renovations for an owner who lives at an exclusive golf club and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

You can learn more about this topic with the corresponding lesson called Police Power in Real Estate: Definition & Examples. It can help to:

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  • What regulations fall under police power
  • Review rights of property owners