Content Related To 'Land Use'

Lease Agreements and Landlord-Tenant Law

The Laws Governing Landlord –Tenant Relationships In most states, the laws establishing the rights and responsibilities of landlords and their tenants are a blend of statutory and common law. Typically, states have enacted legislation governing the relationship, but the courts get involved in construing the provisions of the statutes. A number of states have passed […]




Real Estate Contracts

The Laws Governing Real Estate Contracts The purchase or sale of real property is governed by both common law (judge-made law), and by state and federal statutes (enacted by state legislatures or Congress). As a result, the requirements for a valid and enforceable real estate contract vary from state to state. Real Estate Contracts—The Basics […]




Zoning Laws

Lea en español Zoning Law Zoning refers to the laws dividing cities into different areas according to use, from single-family residences to industrial plants. Zoning ordinances control the size, location and use of buildings within these different areas. Zoning works as a function to divide a municipality into districts or zones, thus assigning distinct land […]




Real Estate Law

Lea en español You’ve been saving for a down payment for your own place…or the family’s growing and you need more room…or the kids are on their own and it’s time to downscale. When you are looking to buy, sell or rent real property, the more you know about the law, your rights and your […]




Zoning and the land

Zoning Defined Modern zoning laws are ostensibly designed to promote health, welfare and efficiency within a municipality by cities or towns into different areas, or zones, and restricting the way property can be used in each zone. Typical zoning schemes provide for specific locations for single and multiple family dwellings, retail establishments, bars and restaurants, […]