Preservation by deed

Preservation by deed

A method used by preservationists to use deed restrictions to curtail development or alteration of a structure or area. A preservation organization may acquire then sell a property subject to a covenant and reverter clause in the deed that the purchaser must comply with certain restoration guidelines. If not, the property reverts back to the original organization.
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