Bristol, TN asked in Real Estate Law for Tennessee

Q: Do property restrictions / covenents ever expire by State Law in TN ? A realtor once told me they are only good for 20 y

A realtor once told me they are only good for 20 years.

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Paul E. Tennison
Paul E. Tennison
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  • Brentwood, TN
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A: I am unaware of any law that states property restrictions automatically expire after 20 years. The realtor may be correct about the specific provision s/he was discussing. In general they have no expiration period and continue to run with the land. If you have specific property law questions, I encourage you to reach out to a real estate lawyer to answer your questions. Good luck.

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