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A provision in a subdivision declaration used as a means of forcing the grantee to live up to the terms under which he or she holds title to the land is a

a. restrictive covenant.
b. reverter.
c. laches.
d. conditional-use clause.
a. restrictive covenant.
A landowner who wants to use property in a manner that is prohibited by a local zoning ordinance can try to obtain which of the following from the municipality?

a. Variance
b. Downzoning
c. Occupancy permit
d. Dezoning
a. Variance
Public land-use controls include all of the following EXCEPT

a. subdivision regulations.
b. deed restrictions.
c. environmental protection laws.
d. comprehensive plans.
b. deed restrictions.
The police power allows regulation of all of the following EXCEPT

a. the number of buildings.
b. the size of buildings.
c. building ownership.
d. building occupancy.
c. building ownership.
The purpose of a building permit is to

a. override a deed restriction.
b. maintain municipal control over the volume of building.
c. provide evidence of compliance with municipal construction regulations.
d. show compliance with deed restrictions.
c. provide evidence of compliance with municipal construction regulations.
The goals of a municipal planning commission include all of the following EXCEPT

a. formulation of policy.
b. determination of land uses.
c. conservation of natural resources.
d. preventing variances from being issued.
d. preventing variances from being issued.
The grantor of a deed may place effective restrictions on

a. the right to sell land.
b. the use of the land.
c. who the next purchaser will be.
d. who may occupy the property.
b. the use of the land.
Zoning powers are conferred on municipal governments

a. by state enabling acts.
b. through police powers.
c. by eminent domain.
d. through interstate laws.
a. by state enabling acts.
Zoning hearing boards are established to hear complaints about

a. restrictive covenants.
b. the effects of a zoning ordinance.
c. building codes.
d. the effects of public ownership.
b. the effects of a zoning ordinance.
A new zoning ordinance is enacted. A building that is permitted to continue in its former use even thought that use does not comply with a new zoning ordinance is an example of

a. nonconforming use.
b. variance.
c. special use.
d. inverse condemnation.
a. nonconforming use.
To determine weather a location can be put to future use as a retail store one would examine the

a. building codes.
b. list of permitted nonconforming uses.
c. housing codes.
d. zoning ordinances.
d. zoning ordinances.
Which of the following would probably NOT be included in a list of deed restrictions?

a. Types of buildings that may be constructed
b. Allowable ethnic origins of purchasers
c. Activities that are not to be conducted at the site
d. Minimum size of buildings to be constructed
b. Allowable ethnic origins of purchasers
A restriction in a sellers deed may be enforced by which of the following?

a. Court injunction
b. Zoning hearing board
c. Municipal building commission
d. State legislature
a. Court injunction
To control and maintain the character and quality of a subdivision a developer may establish which of the following?

a. Easements
b. Restrictive covenants
c. Buffer zones
d. Building codes
b. Restrictive covenants
A map illustrating the sizes and locations of streets and lots in a subdivision is called a

a. grid.
b. survey.
c. plat.
d. property report.
c. plat.
Soil absorption and drainage are measured by a

a. land survey.
b. plat of subdivision.
c. density test.
d. percolation test.
d. percolation test.
When a development increases the traffic flow on existing streets and highways, the municipality can fund the cost of transportation improvements that are needed because of this development through

a. fees for building permits.
b. fees for variances.
c. subdivision filing fees.
d. impact fees.
d. impact fees.
To protect the public from fraudulent interstate land sales, a developer involved in interstate land sales of 25 or more lots must

a. provide each purchaser with a report of the details of the land, as registered with HUD.
b. pay the buyers expenses to see the property involved.
c. provide preferential financing.
d. include deed restrictions.
a. provide each purchaser with a report of the details of the land, as registered with HUD.