Yha - Unit 06 Quiz (Chapters 20 & 22)

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  • 1. 
    Deed restrictions can be created by all of the following EXCEPT by
    • A. 

      Deed.

    • B. 

      Statute.

    • C. 

      Written agreement.

    • D. 

      General plan of a subdivision.

  • 2. 
    Restrictive covenents that run with the land
    • A. 

      Are no longer effective when the title is transferred.

    • B. 

      Apply only until the developer has conveyed the title.

    • C. 

      Can be removed by a court of competent jurisdiction.

    • D. 

      Apply to and bind all successive owners of the property.

  • 3. 
    The primary intent of zoning ordinances is to
    • A. 

      Ensure the health, safety, and welfare of the community.

    • B. 

      Demonstrate the police power of the state.

    • C. 

      Limit the amount and types of businesses in a given area.

    • D. 

      Protect residential neighborhoods from commercial encroachment.

  • 4. 
    The condemnation of private property for public use is made possible by the right of
    • A. 

      Police power.

    • B. 

      Escheat.

    • C. 

      Eminent domain.

    • D. 

      Confiscation.

  • 5. 
    For the past 30 years, a grocery store has operated in a neighborhood. Last week the city council passed a zoning ordinance that prohibits packaged food sales in the area where the grocery store is located. The store is now an example of
    • A. 

      An illegal enterprise.

    • B. 

      A noncomforming use.

    • C. 

      A violation of the zoning laws.

    • D. 

      A variance of the zoning laws.

  • 6. 
    Deed restrictions could legally restrict all of the following EXCEPT the
    • A. 

      Sizes and types of structures to be built.

    • B. 

      Potential future uses of the proerties.

    • C. 

      Future owners and occupants of the properties.

    • D. 

      Exterior finish and decoration of the structures.

  • 7. 
    Which of the following best describes the purpose of a building permit?
    • A. 

      A method for overriding or substantiating deed restrictions

    • B. 

      To provide municipal control over the volume of construction

    • C. 

      To provide evidence of compliance with the municipal regulations

    • D. 

      A method of regulating the area and size of buildings

  • 8. 
    A residential developer's deed restrictions would probably include all of the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Easements in gross for the installation of public utilities.

    • B. 

      An agreement not to sell without the consent of the neighbors.

    • C. 

      The minimum square-footage for any home to be built in the subdivision.

    • D. 

      A reference to the use of community facilities by residents only.

  • 9. 
    A development company owned propety that the city wanted so that it could extend the runways at the municipal airport. If the company refuses to negotiate with the city, then the city may acquire the property by
    • A. 

      Escheat.

    • B. 

      Accretion.

    • C. 

      Confiscation.

    • D. 

      Eminent domain.

  • 10. 
    A tire company has a manufacturing plant located in an area that has just been rezoned for residential use. The company is allowed to continue operating the plant under the new zoning classification. However, if the plant is destroyed by fire or other hazard, the tire company
    • A. 

      May not construct another plant in the neighborhood without first applying for a zoning variance.

    • B. 

      May not construct another plant in the neighborhood unless they secure a variance.

    • C. 

      May construct another plant if it obtains the consent of the residents then living in the neighborhood.

    • D. 

      May construct another plant without the residents' consent as long as the homeowners' association approves it.

  • 11. 
    If a buyer of a vacant lot builds a house that violates the restricitions in the deed, the buyer may
    • A. 

      Forfeit the title to the property.

    • B. 

      Be sued and required to alter the structure to conform with the restrictions.

    • C. 

      Be sued and required to pay damages to the other residents in the neighborhood.

    • D. 

      Do so without any fear of reprisal by the residents in the area.

  • 12. 
    Which is NOT an example of police power?
    • A. 

      Zoning ordinances

    • B. 

      Building codes

    • C. 

      Restrictive covenants

    • D. 

      City planning requirements

  • 13. 
    Before the government can exercise its right of eminent domain, the proposed use of the property must be
    • A. 

      A public use for which the property owner will be fairly compensated.

    • B. 

      Established for the health, safety, and welfare of the government.

    • C. 

      A local use that will benefit the resdents in the immediate area.

    • D. 

      Established as a fee simple determinable estate for a particular use.

  • 14. 
    Legislation designed to convert residential zoning into conservation or recreational purposes
    • A. 

      Is usually supported by all of the residents of a given area so that the "majority rules."

    • B. 

      May be found by the courts to be a "taking" without the payment of just compensation to the property owner.

    • C. 

      Generally is supported by special interest groups whose power might be greater than that of the courts.

    • D. 

      May be found to be an "excessive use of police power" by the courts and thererfore ruled as unconstitutional.

  • 15. 
    A property owner refused to sell his land to the local school district believing that the price the school district offered for the land was not sufficient. If the school district were to pursue the matter in court, what legal proceeding would it institute to force the owner to sell the land to the district?
    • A. 

      Escheat

    • B. 

      Foreclosure

    • C. 

      Probate

    • D. 

      Condemnation

  • 16. 
    A conveyance that includes a condition controlling or limiting the use of the property conveyed is an example of
    • A. 

      The need for competent legal advice.

    • B. 

      A deed restriction.

    • C. 

      The need for a zoning appeal.

    • D. 

      A zoning variance.

  • 17. 
    Local zoning ordinances often regulate all of the following EXCEPT
    • A. 

      The height of buildings in an area.

    • B. 

      The density of population.

    • C. 

      The use of the property.

    • D. 

      The price of the property.

  • 18. 
    Deed restrictions are a means by which
    • A. 

      Local zoning laws are enforced.

    • B. 

      The planning commission controls developers.

    • C. 

      Municipalities enforce building restrictions.

    • D. 

      Grantors control the future use of the ownership.

  • 19. 
    The owner constructed a building that is seven stories high. Several years later the municipality changed the zoning ordinance, prohibiting buildings that exceed six stories in height. Which of the following is true regarding the existing seven-story building?
    • A. 

      It is a nonconforming use.

    • B. 

      The building must be demolished.

    • C. 

      It is a conditional use.

    • D. 

      The owner must obtain a variance.

  • 20. 
    Under an existing ordinance no signs may be placed on a building that extends more than three feet above the highest point of the roof. An owner wants to erect a nine-foot high revolving sign on the roof of his store. In order to legally do this, the owner must get a
    • A. 

      Deed to the air rights.

    • B. 

      Variance.

    • C. 

      Nonconforming use license.

    • D. 

      Court order.

  • 21. 
    Zoning ordinances normally define specific uses for land that are permitted within a municipality. Which of the following is not a designated use in the ordinances?
    • A. 

      Industrial

    • B. 

      Commercial

    • C. 

      Residential

    • D. 

      Rental

  • 22. 
    The purpose of bulk zoning is to
    • A. 

      Ensure that certain kinds of uses are incorporated into developments.

    • B. 

      Specify certain types of architecture for new buildings.

    • C. 

      Control density and avoid overcrowding.

    • D. 

      Set overall development goals for the community.

  • 23. 
    A municipality establishes development goals through its
    • A. 

      Subdivision regulations.

    • B. 

      Restrictive covenants.

    • C. 

      Enviornmental regulations.

    • D. 

      Comprehensive plan.

  • 24. 
    The purpose of building permits is to
    • A. 

      Generate revenue for the municipality.

    • B. 

      Control the activities of building inspectors.

    • C. 

      Ensure compliance with building codes.

    • D. 

      Prevent encroachments.

  • 25. 
    Which of the following is a variance?
    • A. 

      An exception to a zoning ordinance

    • B. 

      A court order prohibiting certain activities

    • C. 

      A reversion of ownership

    • D. 

      A nullification of an easement

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