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Land Use & Regulations - Chapter Summary
While a building or lot may be vacant, that doesn't mean it is available for just any use. Imagine if a local business wanted to open a 24-hour car wash on the beautifully wooded vacant lot next to your home! Sounds ridiculous, but without zoning and regulations, they could begin work tomorrow! In this chapter, you'll learn how municipalities monitor and protect neighborhoods - and the environment - by the use of:
- Federal regulation and protection policies
- Policing power of state and local governments
- Zoning, including non-conforming and variances
- Environmental regulations
- Non-governmental restrictions
Our experienced instructors present these land use topics in easy-to-understand video lessons full of examples. Study at your convenience, and review any time you like. The written transcripts make it easy to look up a key term, and the video Timeline makes individual topic review a snap. Use the multiple-choice quizzes to test your understanding of the topics or as a quick review of previously covered material. And remember, if you have any questions along the way, our subject matter experts are here to help.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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