Encumbrances: Definition, Types & Importance


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A ____ is a type of encumbrance that allows someone to go on property and take some natural resource from it.

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1. Legal instruments documenting encumbrances on a parcel of real estate can be found at ____.

2. A ____ is an encumbrance that is placed on a property based upon an award in court.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

All property in the United States is subject to one or more encumbrances. Test your knowledge of these encumbrances and where documentation of them can be found with this quiz and worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Questions will focus on:

  • The type of encumbrance that allows others to take natural resources from properties
  • The encumbrance type that an electrician can attach to a newly constructed house he wired himself
  • Where legal instruments documenting encumbrances on a parcel can be found

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the type of encumbrance that allows your neighbor to cross your property to get to a public road
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the encumbrance that is placed on property based upon an award in court
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on encumbrances

Additional Learning

Review the types of encumbrances by reviewing the lesson titled Encumbrances: Definition, Types & Importance. The following objectives will be covered:

  • Know the effect encumbrances have on real estate
  • Review common real property encumbrances
  • Define encumbrance