covenant against encumbrances


An agreement, promise, or contract that shows there are no encumbrances against the land outlined in a deed or other recorded means of communication. An encumbrance is a claim by another person against the land. Leases, mortgages, liens, unpaid taxes, or easements are examples of encumbrances.
Browse Definitions by Letter: # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
covenant covenant not to complete