running with the land

running with the land
A phrase used in real estate law to describe a right or duty that remains with a piece of real estate no matter who owns it. For example, the duty to allow a public path across beachfront property would most likely pass from one owner of the property to the next.
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


running with the land
adj. Description of any right or responsibility which passes with the transfer of land, often with reference to easements or covenants, for example, where one driveway serves as an entrance to two homes, but is owned by only one of the homeowners, the right to use the driveway may be considered to "run with the land" upon sale of the home to another party.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


running with the land
Passing with a transfer of the property. A provision in a deed by which the person to whom the land is transferred agrees to maintain a fence is an example of a covenant that runs with the land.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


running with the land
Passing with a transfer of the property. A provision in a deed by which the person to whom the land is transferred agrees to maintain a fence is an example of a covenant that runs with the land.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

running with the land
adj.
   permanently part of the title (ownership) to real property.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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