What is a real estate covenant?

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by liam , in category: Real Estate Investing , a year ago

What is a real estate covenant?

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by richie , 10 months ago

@liam 

A real estate covenant is a legally binding agreement that imposes certain restrictions or obligations on the use, development, or maintenance of a property. It is typically included in the deed or in a separate contract, and it is enforceable by law. Real estate covenants can cover various aspects, such as architectural guidelines, land use restrictions, limitations on building heights, setback requirements, maintenance obligations, and restrictions on certain activities. These covenants are often put in place to protect the value, aesthetics, and character of a neighborhood or development and are usually created by developers or homeowners associations.

by paolo.leuschke , 10 months ago

@liam 

A real estate covenant, also known as a restrictive covenant, is a legal agreement or provision that restricts certain uses or activities on a property. These covenants are typically included in the deed or property's title and will bind all future owners of the property.


Real estate covenants are designed to maintain specific standards or protect the interests of a community or development. They may prohibit certain activities, such as operating a business, erecting certain structures, or using a property for particular purposes. They can also establish guidelines for property maintenance, architectural design, or landscaping.


Common examples of real estate covenants include restrictions on the size or style of buildings, limitations on the number or type of animals allowed, rules regarding noise levels, requirements for homeowner association membership, or mandates to maintain common areas.


These covenants are enforced by homeowner associations or through legal action by affected parties if violated. They aim to protect property values, maintain a desired aesthetic or lifestyle, and ensure the overall quality of the community or development.