Restrictive covenant(redirected from Negative covenant)
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Related to Negative covenant: Negative pledge, Affirmative Covenants
A requirement to adhere to a specific restriction on the use or development of real property.
An agreement between two or more individuals, incorporated within a deed which stipulates how land may be used. The constraints may include: the specific use to which a property can be put, the location and dimensions of fences, the setback of buildings from the street, the size of yards, the type of architecture, the cost of the house, etc. Racial and religious restrictions on inhabitants are legally unenforceable.