Conditions, Covenants, and Restrictions (CC&Rs) are carefully drafted restrictions on the use of real property, which can be a good thing or a bad thing. Normally a set of covenants are good in a subdivision or real estate development, because they prohibit the kinds of activities or uses that would devalue your own property, and in some cases make your neighborhood an unattractive place to live.
Who wants a junk yard on the other side of their fence, or a pig farm out back? Who wants someone raising chickens and roosters 15 feet from their bedroom window, or firearms being dishcarged at 6:00 a.m. on Sunday morning?
On the other hand, if you buy a 10 or 20 acre parcel of land out in the country, you may want the freedom of no covenants, so you can raise animals or shoot your gun. If you’d like to see what a good set of covenants normally include, go to Sequim Covenants. When you buy your Sequim home or land, make sure you understand the CC&R’s before you purchase.
Last Updated on September 2, 2019 by Chuck Marunde