Would a restrictive covenant from 1935 about a property being used as a private dwelling house debar us, a charitable company from using it?

19th Sep 2017

We are a reg charity and have been going for nearly 20 years, we want to buy another house but it has the covenant about only being used as a private dwelling house.  Would that affect us? As we are a company not a private individual.

CATEGORY: Conveyancing & Property


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  • Integrum Law

    The short answer is - potentially yes.

    If you are keen on the property you should ask your solicitors to look into the covenant, the precise wording, why it was put in place and by whom and the extent to which it has or has not been enforced in the past.

    Once you know more you might decide to proceed but purchase an indemnity policy to insure agaisnt the risk of a problem arising.

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  • Curzon Green

    Great advice Integrum.

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