Competition law and covenants restrictive of land use – Competition Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers

Posted May 30th, 2014 in competition, news, restrictive covenants by sally

‘Covenants restricting use of land to particular commercial purposes are commonplace. Until recently, the potential for competition law to regulate them was limited, because “land agreements” were excluded from the reach of the Chapter I Prohibition under the Competition Act 1998. The exclusion has, however, been revoked by the Competition Act 1998 (Land Agreements Exclusion Revocation Order) 2010. The OFT has also provided guidance on the application of competition law in this field.’

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Competition Bulletin from Blackstone Chambers, 30th May 2014