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Burden

This page contains details of a few points that are relevant to the "burden" of restrictive covenants. Unless the person who is seeking to breach of the restrictive covenant is in fact subject to the burden of the covenant it will not be possible to take action against him.

Section 79 of the LPA 1925 contains a word saving provision where the covenant was made on or after 1 January 1926:
    "(1) A covenant relating to any land of a covenantor or capable of being bound by him, shall, unless a contrary intention is expressed, be deemed to be made by the covenantor on behalf of himself his successors in title and the persons deriving title under him or them, and subject as aforesaid, shall have effect as if such successors and other persons were expressed.

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