Ideally, once you buy a piece of property you'd free to do with it as you pleased. That's true--up to a point. Most likely, your property will be subject to at least a few, if not multiple regulations that dictate what kinds of activities you can conduct or how you can use the property. Below, you can find details on the most common forms of land use laws that people encounter: Zoning laws, CC&Rs, and easements.