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Ch 7: Land Use Regulations & Zoning

About This Chapter

The comprehensive information in this chapter will help you better understand zoning laws and regulations. Everything from federal land use laws to private methods for regulating land use are discussed in this short chapter.

Land Use Regulations & Zoning - Chapter Summary

Part of being a successful real estate professional is understanding the land use regulations and zoning laws at both the local and state level. Having knowledge of these regulations can eliminate a lot of headache and potential problems during the sale of real estate. In this chapter you will learn important information regarding land use regulations and zoning, including:

  • The laws and regulations of federal land use
  • State and local regulation of land use
  • Zoning laws
  • Common building ordinances and codes
  • Private land use regulations
  • Regulation of special land types

This chapter is essential for understanding the potentially complex regulations and zoning laws that you encounter in real estate. You can refer back to this knowledge-based chapter at any time by using the dashboard that is available on both your computer and phone. You can also test your knowledge on the chapter content by taking the five-question quizzes at the end of each lesson.

6 Lessons in Chapter 7: Land Use Regulations & Zoning
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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.

Government Regulation of Special Land Types

6. Government Regulation of Special Land Types

This lesson on governmental regulation will discuss environmental hazards, cover special land types, explain the different governmental agencies' roles and will include definitions of the different flood zones and wetlands regulations.

Chapter Practice Exam
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