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Course Covenants: Current Law and Practice


As a residential or commercial property practitioner, you will know that the law on covenants has been a particularly dynamic area in recent times. There have been many legislative changes and court rulings relating to covenants, with practical implications for property practitioners.

Whether you are a solicitor or other conveyancing practitioner, you must ensure you have an up-to-date understanding of the rules on interpreting covenants, enforcement, and other factors that impact on the enforceability of covenants, so that you can effectively advise your clients.

Our property expert, Ian Quayle, will take you through the latest developments on the interpretation of covenants, and explain the Law Commission’s proposals for wholesale change to this area of the law. You will also benefit from useful drafting tips which you can incorporate into your own practice.

Key learning outcomes

  • Understand what covenants are, and their enforcement
  • Appreciate the latest case law on covenants and practical implications
  • Familiarity with proposals for reform of the law on covenants

What does this course cover?

This course offers practical guidance and an update on the law relating to covenants, including:

  • A definition and explanation of what covenants are
  • Enforcement, and the court’s approach to it
  • The role of the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber)
  • Whether you can protect overage using restrictive covenants
  • The effect of the covenantee’s death
  • Insurance
  • Potential law reform and the Law of Property Bill
  • Recent case law

You may also benefit from attending Easements: Current Law and Practice at the same venue in the afternoon.

Can’t make the date? No problem: this course is also available online. Click here to find out more.

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3 hours


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Really well presented and good updates on case law.




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