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Can a covenant made under section 33 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 or (any other statutory power) restricting the use of land for a certain purpose be treated as a restrictive covenant which could be challenged at the Lands Tribunal?

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Published on LexisPSL on 17/11/2017

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  • Can a covenant made under section 33 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 or (any other statutory power) restricting the use of land for a certain purpose be treated as a restrictive covenant which could be challenged at the Lands Tribunal?

A number of statutory provisions (including section 33 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 (LG(MP)A 1982)) except public bodies from the general principles governing the enforceability of restrictive covenants and so enable them to enforce covenants despite not owning adjacent land.

Under section 84 of the Law of Property Act 1925 (LPA 1925), a person with an interest in freehold and certain leasehold land can apply to the Lands Chamber of the Upper Tribunal (previously the Lands Tribunal) for the modification or discharge of a restrictive covenant.

LPA 1925, s 84(1) provides:

‘The Upper Tribunal shall (with

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