Discharging leasehold covenants – NearlyLegal

Posted July 17th, 2012 in covenants, leases, news by sally

“Restrictive covenants are, in broad terms, contractual restrictions imposed on the current user/owner of land, often imposed by a former owner of the same land (e.g. Mr A sells a field to Mr B, but includes a covenant preventing Mr B from building flats on it). These covenants can, clearly, become onerous or otherwise unnecessary with the passage of time. The Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) has a discretionary power (s.84, Law of Property Act 1925) to modify or discharge these covenants in certain circumstances. The most common ground is s.84(1)(aa), which applies if the removal of the covenant would support a reasonable use of the land and any inconvenience can be met by a payment of money.”

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NearlyLegal, 17th July 2012

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