A restrictive covenant limits the way land can be used and developed.

Common restrictive covenants:

  • Limit only one house on a lot
  • Control the type of building materials used for new buildings and fences
  • Prohibit certain uses of land for example quarry operations

If you have a restrictive covenant on your property that limits only one house on the lot, you cannot build a small second home.

A restrictive covenant is recorded on your land title and listed as an encumbrance within the Title Register.

To find out whether your property is affected by a restrictive covenant, visit Landata to obtain a search of the Register and select ‘Titles & property certificates’.

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