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Ch 4: Land Use Laws, Regulations & Zoning

About This Chapter

This chapter goes into the laws, regulations and codes related to land use and zoning. You'll learn about navigating the legal issues surrounding land use in both private and public capacities.

Land Use Laws, Regulations & Zoning - Chapter Summary

This chapter delves into the ins and outs of land use laws, also exploring the forms of zoning and associated codes. You'll review the ways land use is regulated in both federal and private contexts. Topics discussed include:

  • Federal land use and environmental laws
  • Differentiating between state and local authority in regulating land use
  • Building ordinances and codes
  • Private approaches to regulating land use

The practice quizzes accompanying these lessons can help you keep tabs on your understanding as you go along, with a practice final exam at the end of the chapter allowing for a more comprehensive evaluation of your knowledge. And if at any point you get stuck along the way, you can always reach out to our professional instructors for assistance using the teacher or help tab.

5 Lessons in Chapter 4: Land Use Laws, Regulations & Zoning
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Federal Land Use Laws & Regulations

1. Federal Land Use Laws & Regulations

The use of real estate is regulated at the federal, state and local levels. In this lesson, we will be focusing on the land use laws and regulations enacted at the federal level of government.

State & Local Authority in Regulating Land Use

2. State & Local Authority in Regulating Land Use

State and local governments have the legitimate authority to regulate the use of real estate. In this lesson, you'll learn about the general police power of state and local governments and its application to real estate.

Land Use Zoning: Definition, Codes & Types

3. Land Use Zoning: Definition, Codes & Types

In this lesson, we'll discuss the definition, codes and types of land use zoning. We'll cover the purpose of land zoning and how it works, as well as explore some common types of land zones.

Building Ordinances & Codes: Definition, Types & Purpose

4. Building Ordinances & Codes: Definition, Types & Purpose

Sellers, buyers, landlords, tenants and investors in real estate need to be aware of local building codes. In this lesson, you'll learn what building codes are, some common types, their purpose and importance.

Private Methods for Regulating Land Use

5. Private Methods for Regulating Land Use

Governments are not the only ones that restrict how owners use real estate. In this lesson, you'll learn how private parties, such as homeowner's associations, lenders and sellers, impose limitations on what owners can do with their real estate.

Chapter Practice Exam
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