Builders sink teeth into dog owners
By Gideon Sumption of Stacks Property Finders
Developers employ a raft of restrictive covenants – and they can last forever.
Homeowners who find a restrictive covenant irksome can challenge it. Gideon Sumption of Stacks Property Search says, “If the covenant no longer serves a useful purpose, namely that it is of no tangible benefit to the land or buildings that the covenant was created to enhance, then it can be challenged via the Lands Tribunal.”
However, plenty of homeowners simply ignore the restrictions, hoping that once the builder has packed up and left there will be no one around who cares enough to enforce it.