Rogers v Hosegood 
- A covenant was made in favour of vendors, heirs and assigns of land adjoining or near to the covenantor’s land
- The (restrictive) covenant required the covenantor’s land to be used for residential purposes only
- Was the covenant enforceable by the successor of a neighbour of the covenantor, who had no knowledge of the covenant when he purchased his land?
- The claimant was referred to in the covenant itself, and his land was touched and concerned by the covenant
- This case had no objection the benefit or burden of a covenant passing through either equity or at common law, irrespective of the method by which the other had passed – it allowed ‘mixing and matching’ of equity and the common law for this purpose
- The benefit was clearly part of the land; and was not intended to run personally
Posted in Land Law Revision Notes.
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