reciprocal negative easement
- A type of easement, established by law and held by a homeowner in a residential development area, which permits the holder to enforce specific restrictions that were initially part of the development plan against both the developer and later buyers who acquired the property without these restrictions
- The court ruled in favor of the plaintiff enforcing the reciprocal negative easement, thereby upholding the community restrictions.
- Residents were obligated to comply with the neighborhood aesthetic guidelines due to the reciprocal negative easement attached to their property.
- When purchasing a property, the buyers failed to check for any reciprocal negative easement, resulting in unexpected responsibilities.