Check for restrictive covenants
A restrictive covenant is a private agreement between land owners that restricts the way land may be used and developed. For example, a restrictive covenant may stipulate the material out of which you may construct your dwelling.
To see whether there are restrictive covenants on your land, refer to your Certificate of Title. You can order this from Landata.
Note: Although there are methods to remove restrictive covenants, these are generally complex, time-consuming and require legal assistance.
Do any restrictive covenants affect your property?
- If yes, ensure that your plans meet the covenant requirements. Then go to the next step.
- If no, go to the next step.