equitable servitude


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equitable servitude

A restriction on the use of land that runs with the land. It is often asserted when there is no writing and no legal document imposing any restrictions. Proponents will argue that the restriction is fair and just under the circumstances.If a court agrees with them,then an order will be issued describing the servitude and binding the land to it.

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