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Benefit of covenants

A person cannot enforce a restrictive covenant unless he or she has “the benefit of the covenant”. If the parties are the original parties to the covenant there is no problem. The covenant can be enforced like any other contract. However, the covenant may have been entered into many years ago and the land may have passed through different ownerships. The person who is now the owner of the land with the benefit of the covenant may wish to enforce…

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