Land Use Controls And Restrictions! Trivia Facts Quiz

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Land use and zoning involve the regulation of the application and development of the real estate. This being said, areas that have the same type of properties are meant to be secluded in a given geographical area. As a surveyor, what do you understand when it comes to land use controls and restrictions? Can you advise someone on the two? Take up this quiz and get to find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A utility company has the recorded right to erect poles on an owner's property and run electrical lines over it. The utility company has a(n)
    • A. 

      Negative Easement

    • B. 

      Prescriptive easement

    • C. 

      Easement in gross

    • D. 

      License

  • 2. 
    A property has an assessed value of $137,500.  With an equalization factor of 117 percent and a tax rate of .037 per dollar of value, what are the taxes?
    • A. 

      $1,608.75

    • B. 

      $5,952.37

    • C. 

      $16,087.50

    • D. 

      $16,875.00

  • 3. 
    A lien on real property can be created by:
    • A. 

      A contractor who makes improvements

    • B. 

      Restrictive covenants

    • C. 

      An encroachment

    • D. 

      Unauthorized use

  • 4. 
    T had an easment over the land of U.  T purchased U's land and resold it to V without mentioning the easment.  What would be the result?
    • A. 

      T's easement remains intact because the easement remains once it is a matter of record.

    • B. 

      T has lost the easement rights

    • C. 

      U now has easement rights over the land of V

    • D. 

      V now has an easement right over the land of U

  • 5. 
    A landowner who properly takes water from a river flowing through the property is exercising a(n):
    • A. 

      Littoral right

    • B. 

      Prescriptive right

    • C. 

      Riparian right

    • D. 

      Avulsion

  • 6. 
    A property has littoral rights.  This means that the property:
    • A. 

      Is subject to restrictive zoning

    • B. 

      Borders a sea or an ocean

    • C. 

      Has ownership restrictions spelled out in the deed

    • D. 

      Has oil and mineral rights

  • 7. 
    A property was appraised for tax purposes at 80 percent of it's $140,000  purchase price.   The millage rate is 25.8.  What will the annual taxes be on the property?
    • A. 

      $2,064

    • B. 

      $2,890

    • C. 

      $2,900

    • D. 

      $3,612

  • 8. 
    A lien differs from other encumbrances in that a lien:
    • A. 

      Is a monetary claim

    • B. 

      Can be enforced by an injunction

    • C. 

      Is a permissive right

    • D. 

      Restricts use

  • 9. 
    An exception to the zoning granted by a planning or zoning commission would be known as:
    • A. 

      A variance

    • B. 

      A nonconforming use

    • C. 

      Rezoning

    • D. 

      Downsizing

  • 10. 
    A zoning change from single family use to multifamily use would be:
    • A. 

      Downzoning

    • B. 

      Bulk zoning

    • C. 

      Conservation zoning

    • D. 

      Upzoning

  • 11. 
    An easement that prohibits development of the servient tenement would be a(n):
    • A. 

      Easement by necessity

    • B. 

      Affirmative easement

    • C. 

      Conservation easement

    • D. 

      Implied easement

  • 12. 
    A writ of execution would be used to enforce a(n):
    • A. 

      Lis pendens

    • B. 

      Attachment

    • C. 

      Judgement

    • D. 

      Zoning

  • 13. 
    The term lis pendens refers to
    • A. 

      A valid property listing

    • B. 

      An executory contract

    • C. 

      Construction work in progress

    • D. 

      A recorded notice of a pending lawsuit

  • 14. 
    J built a service station in compliance with existing zoning.  A subsequent change in the zoning excluded service station use on the site.  What are J's rights?
    • A. 

      J is entitled to have the zoning changed

    • B. 

      J's use is a nonconforming use

    • C. 

      J has an automatic variance

    • D. 

      The city is required to give J a conditional use permit

  • 15. 
    F had an easement allowing F to place communication equipment on top of an adjacent 3.0 story building owned by G.  The building was destroyed by fire.  What are F's rights?
    • A. 

      F can force G to rebuild

    • B. 

      F's rights terminated with the destruction of the building

    • C. 

      If another building is built on the site, F's rights would be renewed

    • D. 

      F's rights were lost by merger

  • 16. 
    K sold land to L with a restrictive covenant that the property cannot be conveyed to non-Caucasians.  L wishes to sell to a buyer who is not a Caucasian.  Which of the following statements describes L's rights?
    • A. 

      L can go to court to have the restriction declared void

    • B. 

      If L sells to a non Caucasian person then L would be liable to K for damages

    • C. 

      If L sells to a non Caucasian person, title would revert to K

    • D. 

      L can ignore the restriction and sell to any qualified buyer

  • 17. 
    To remove a nuisance, a property owner would bring an action for:
    • A. 

      Attachment

    • B. 

      Abatement

    • C. 

      Encroachment

    • D. 

      Injunction

  • 18. 
    J's nonconforming use predated the present zoning.  J's right to the use:
    • A. 

      Can be abated if the use is a nuisance

    • B. 

      Must immediately cease

    • C. 

      Can be expanded

    • D. 

      Can be reinstated even if abandoned

  • 19. 
    A condition differs from a covenant on the point of:
    • A. 

      Writing

    • B. 

      Acknowledgment

    • C. 

      Forfeiture

    • D. 

      Time limitations

  • 20. 
    A recorded instrument that places private restrictions on land use would be a(n):
    • A. 

      Zoning restriction

    • B. 

      Restrictive covenant

    • C. 

      Attachment

    • D. 

      Nuisance

  • 21. 
    A lien that covers all real and personal property of the debtor within the county where recorded would be a(n):
    • A. 

      Mechanic's lien

    • B. 

      Judgement lien

    • C. 

      Attachment

    • D. 

      Lis pendens

  • 22. 
    What kind of zoning woiuld require that a developer build 10 percent of the homes in a subdivision for low income families?
    • A. 

      Exclusionary

    • B. 

      Cumulative

    • C. 

      Inclusionary

    • D. 

      Conservation

  • 23. 
    Restrictive covenants can be enforced by
    • A. 

      The local building inspector

    • B. 

      Anyone who knows of them

    • C. 

      Anyone who is subject to the restrictions

    • D. 

      The local zoning commission

  • 24. 
    An example of a public nuisance would be a:
    • A. 

      Neighbor building a driveway over the property of another

    • B. 

      Factory that emits hazardous chemical smoke

    • C. 

      Neighbor who conducts a business from the home

    • D. 

      Neighbor who plays loud rock music constantly

  • 25. 
    An enforceable restrictive covenant could prohibit:
    • A. 

      Transfer outside bloodlines

    • B. 

      A property from being used as a church

    • C. 

      An owner from transferring or encumbering a property

    • D. 

      Ownership by a female

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