St Mary’s Island residential properties are subject to restrictive covenants
The purpose of these covenants is to protect the environment and appearance of the Island
There is a standard set of covenants which is universal to all residential properties, and a number of specific covenants which apply to localised areas within the development. When you purchase a property on St. Mary’s Island you sign a Deed of Covenant in which you agree to abide by Purchasers and Restrictive Covenants, these are designed to ensure that St. Mary’s Island remains a wonderful place to live.
Covenants are enforceable by the Rentcharge Owner (rentcharge ownership passes to Chatham Maritime Trust usually within a year or two of first sale), but the HCA (formerly SEEDA) – now known as Homes England and housebuilders may also have rights of enforcement.
When you sell or re-mortgage your property you will be asked to complete a Breach of Covenant Checklist Form.
Our Policy on Restrictive Covenants
In 2014/15 Chatham Maritime Trust carried out a review of its policy on the application of restrictive covenants. This review included a survey of the views of Island residents, and consultation with other stakeholders.
The Residents’ Survey produced a very strong response, and of these the overwhelming opinion was supportive of the covenant policy being put forward.
The Restrictive Covenants document contains more information, however, some properties have variations or additional covenants particular to their area or property. For full details, residents should check their Land Registry Deeds.