A restrictive covenant is a legally binding promise between a
buyer of land and a seller not to do certain things with the land.
It binds the land and not the buyer personally and therefore runs
with the land. This means that the covenant can continue even when
the buyer sells the land on to another person. Restrictive
covenants can also continue to have effect even when they were made
With years of experience managing land we also have years
of experience dealing with restrictive covenants - and helping with
the common questions: Are they binding? May I get them removed or
amended? Can I enforce them? Do they have value? Do they affect the
value of my property? Who or what benefits from them now?
Usually these questions arise because owners want to do
something or stop something happening. Strutt & Parker has
an excellent track record in helping its clients achieve their goal
and the practical task of negotiating the minefield.