Q: Do restrictive covenants have to be filed with a property description?
Can I just copy a set of restrictions and use them without filing with the deed.
A: No legal description of the encumbered property must be recorded with the legal description. However some type of notice to the world where the restrictions apply should be of record, as otherwise the covenants will be worthless and unenforceable. Hire a competent attorney to at least draft a decent cover sheet, and also define how long the restrictions apply, and who can enforce them. Common sense is applicable here.
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