Listen to Richard Snape on Restrictive & Positive Covenants in Freehold Land

Last month we held a Free Interactive Virtual Briefing session on Restrictive and Positive Covenants in Freehold Land – presented by leading Expert Richard Snape.

It is well known that both restrictive and positive covenants are frequently encountered. Did you know that over 70% of all freehold titles are subject to restrictive covenants? Many such covenants are unenforceable but can still give rise to substantial problems. On many occasions, insurance can provide a timely and cost-effective solution.

Aimed at both residential and commercial solicitors and conveyancers as well as those looking at development and planning risks, this briefing session looks at the enforceability of such covenants. In addition, estate rent charges are becoming a major issue and the session will provide an update on those issues.

Topics covered in this briefing include:

  • Enforceability of restrictive covenants
  • Interpretation of restrictive covenants
  • When to advise and when to insure
  • Enforceability of positive covenants
  • Unadopted roads and their maintenance
  • Flying freeholds
  • Estate rent charges in freehold land


So, grab a coffee, sit back and listen to Richard – what more could you ask for on a balmy summer’s evening?

Listen to the recording here:

A comprehensive set of notes to accompany the session is available and can be requested by emailing