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Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions

Welcome to the Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions section of FindLaw's Real Estate Center. Covenants, conditions, and restrictions (also called "CC&Rs") are used by many "common interest" developments, including condominiums and co-ops, to regulate the use, appearance, and maintenance of property. CC&Rs often restrict what homeowners can do on their property. For example, some CC&Rs do not allow homeowners to hang their laundry out to dry, have lawn maintenance standards, or prohibitions on home additions. This section provides practical and legal information on CC&Rs to help you understand what you can and cannot do with a given property.
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