This online CPD course provides you with an introduction to the law surrounding freehold covenants in England and Wales.
Covenants made between freeholders represent a way in which freeholders can help to regulate the use of land and to preserve the character of the neighbourhood. Often covenants are entered into when land is sold and the seller retains adjoining land or when a developer builds a housing estate. The developer will usually wish to preserve the character of the estate.
Covenants have their origins in the law of contract and are enforceable as a contract between the original parties. However, under certain circumstance it is possible for freehold covenants to be enforceable by and against successors of the original parties. In such cases covenants are regarded as property rights.
An understanding of the different types of freehold covenants and their potential impact is essential for anyone in the property industry.
Who should study this course?
“Introduction to Freehold Covenants” is most suitable for property professionals involved in the sale and purchase of property: for example, agents, lawyers, licensed conveyancers, paralegals, surveyors, developers and land buyers. It is also useful for anyone who needs either an introduction or a recap on covenants to refresh their knowledge.
This interactive online course has been carefully designed to take a complex subject and present it in an easy-to-understand format. It uses a combination of audio and visual learning methods. As a result, the course is suitable for all involved in the property industry irrespective of their knowledge.
The total estimated study time for the completing the course is 5 hours. This estimate includes time for you to read or view a resource more than once, as well as time for you to take notes.
At the end of this course you should be able to:
- Define the covenant key terms
- Describe the different types of covenant
- Understand how covenants are enforced
As a fully online self-managed course you are able stop and restart the course as you progress. Working at a time and place that suits your needs. You will be guided through the course by the interactive material and advised the best way to progress throughout.
- Definitions of key terms (covenant, covenantee, covenantor)
- Types of covenant (positive and restrictive)
- Enforceability of covenants in different scenarios
- running of the benefit
- running of the burden in equity
- running of the burden at common law
- Reading activity
- Case study
- Online quiz
There are no formal entry requirements for this course.
You will be tested with an online quiz at the end of this course. You must achieve 80% or more to successfully complete the course. Additional attempts will be permitted should you not be successful on your first attempt.
On successful completion of the course you will receive a UCEM certificate of completion for 5 hours of formal CPD.
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