restrictive covenant

Definition of "restrictive covenant"
  1. An agreement noted in a property's deed or lease that imposes limitations on the open use of the property, such as prohibiting commercial activities or certain types of buildings
How to use "restrictive covenant" in a sentence
  1. The new homeowners were disappointed to find a restrictive covenant in their deed banning the construction of a shed in their backyard.
  2. The commercial developer had to abandon the project as there was a restrictive covenant prohibiting any commercial use in that residential zone.
  3. Due to a restrictive covenant, the tenant had to adjust their remodeling plans.

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