How do I check if there are any restrictions/covenants for the purchase of a new property?

25th February 2018

If you have not put in an offer for a property or instructed a solicitor a buyer can still obtain a copy of the title to the property from the Land Registry and this will disclose any covenants and restrictions for a small fee. In a small number of cases this may not be possible due to the title not being registered with the Land Registry and you will need to approach the seller for this. You will need the full address and postcode if approaching the Land Registry… If your offer has been accepted and you have instructed your Solicitor a copy of any covenants and restrictions will be provided with the contract by the seller’s Solicitor.