Removing Restrictive Covenants as Burdens to a Disaster Response
By David Weissmann
Andrew O. Alcala Many parcels of land today are subject to restrictive covenants that govern how the property may be used. Although these covenants are designed to serve beneficial purposes, they may become impediments if circumstances change after the covenants are in place. This article examines how traditional legal principles might be applied to the unique circumstances presented by the widesprrea devastation from Hurricane Katrina. The Use of Restrictive Covenants A restrictive covenant is...