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Restrictive Covenants and General Release Provisions in Conveyances

Ian Quayle discusses an interesting case concerning the enforceability of restrictive covenants in the context of the interpretation of a general release provision in a conveyance.   Case name, reference and Bailii link    Mackenzie v Cheung & Anor [2024] EWCA Civ 13 (17 January 2024)    Summary  This case concerned a standard restrictive covenant, “that no building be erected except one detached dwelling house and outbuildings” and a provision which is less common providing “The Governors [i.e., the vendors]…

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