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Ch 5: Land Use: Restrictions, Regulations & Government Control

About This Chapter

Let us help you understand restrictions and regulations of land use through our informative lessons and self-assessment quizzes. These study resources examine zoning laws, property taxes and real estate liens.

Land Use: Restrictions, Regulations & Government Control - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, our instructors recap material about the restrictions and regulations on land use. Information about deed restrictions and property taxes is also discussed. After completing this chapter, you should be familiar with:

  • What liens entail and how they are created
  • Benefits of different types of easements
  • Limitations of deeds
  • Application of the Americans with Disability Act to commercial properties
  • Role of land zoning and types of land zones
  • How property taxes are calculated
  • Regulations for subdivision and planned units; penalties for violations

The lessons in this chapter are short but comprehensive to make studying an easy process. When you are ready, you can take the test at the end of the chapter to assess your knowledge of all of the topics you have studied. If you have questions, you can submit them to our instructors via the help tab or your personal Dashboard.

7 Lessons in Chapter 5: Land Use: Restrictions, Regulations & Government Control
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Real Estate Liens: Overview & Characteristics

1. Real Estate Liens: Overview & Characteristics

Liens are one of the most common encumbrances on real estate. In this lesson, you'll learn what a lien is, ways they can be created, lien priority and termination, among other related concepts. A short quiz follows.

Common Types of Easements

2. Common Types of Easements

How land is used can result in the creation of an easement. Easements often are created to allow use or access to another person's land and can result in the loss of landownership rights. In this lesson, you will learn about common types of easements, some of which benefit both landowners and others that benefit the easement holder.

Deed Restrictions: Definition & Limitations

3. Deed Restrictions: Definition & Limitations

Deed restrictions can be a surprise to an unwary purchaser of real estate. In this lesson, you'll learn about these restrictions and the limit the law imposes upon them. A short quiz follows the lesson.

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 & Real Estate

4. The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 & Real Estate

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 is broad in scope and touches many types of real estate. In this lesson, you'll learn how the Americans with Disability Act applies to various types of commercial properties.

Land Use Zoning: Definition, Codes & Types

5. 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.

Property Taxes: Calculations & Rates

6. Property Taxes: Calculations & Rates

Depending on where you live, the property taxes for houses are calculated differently. Watch this video lesson to see how the calculations are made based on some example rates.

Subdivision & Planned Unit Development Regulations

7. Subdivision & Planned Unit Development Regulations

In this lesson, we discuss subdivision and Planned Unit Development regulations. Additionally, we look at the purposes of these regulations, penalties for violations, and identification of who is responsible for creating and enforcing them.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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