456. Liability to observe restrictive covenants binding in equity.

Where the lease was made before 1 January 1926, a tenant and his successors in title and assignees were bound by a restrictive covenant which binds the reversion and was imposed before the date of the lease, provided that the tenant would have had notice of the covenant if he had investigated the reversioner's title1. Where the lease was made after 31 December 1925, a restrictive covenant imposed before 1 January 1926 and binding on the reversion at the date of the lease is binding on the tenant only if at the date of the lease he had actual