Covenants and easements can have a major impact on how landowners can use their property.

Easements are property rights over another’s land. They include rights over roads and carriageway easements, and easements for services such as water and sewerage. Restrictive covenants govern the way land can be used and developed. These include restrictions on how land can be developed, and the building materials used when building on the land.

Harwood Andrews provides advice on encumbrances to both public authorities and private clients.

We assist with

  • Investigating covenants, easements and other encumbrances before buying a property

  • Removing and varying covenants, easements and other encumbrances

  • Creating covenants over land by agreement or compulsorily