Tim Sharpley

Partner & Solicitor

DATE PUBLISHED: 06 Feb 2020 LAST UPDATED: 07 Jul 2023

Love Thy Neighbour… Restrictive Covenants

Have you received notification from a neighbour, of a planning application that your neighbour has logged at the Local Authority, or heard that a Developer is considering redeveloping an adjoining property?

Your property may have the benefit of restrictive covenants which restrict what your neighbour can or cannot do on the property that they own, and  are found on the majority of legal titles. 

Restrictive covenants stem back to an era before there were planning controls, when private landowners effectively imposed controls over land that they sold to third parties, restricting building works. 

With the increase in infill developments and subdivision of land and back garden developments which create smaller plots, restrictive covenants are becoming more and more common and important.

Restrictive covenants can include a range of different restrictions from building structures and making alterations to trading on the property and access to land. These restrictions can also be placed into leases which include things like restrictions on keeping pets. 

Our specialist team of residential and commercial property solicitors have a wealth of experience in successfully handling a wide range of cases relating to restrictive covenants, get in touch with a member of the team for more legal advice and guidance.

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