What are a protective land covenants and consent notices?
Covenants and consent notices may be attached to the title of a property and they refer to specific actions the owner of the property must do, or must not do. In relation to ecological issues this usually relates to an area of bush or wetland that has been protected.
What do I have to do if you have a covenant or consent notice on my property?
If you know that there is a covenant or consent notice attached to you property the first thing you need to do is find out exactly what it says. Often they will dictate that you, as the owner of the property are responsible for doing certain things. This could include:
- Undertaking to weed control and pest control.
- Maintaining fence around a protected area.
- Not keeping stock on the property.
- Not cutting down trees or removing vegetation within a protected area.
The specific requirements of your covenant/consent notice are a legal requirement and failing to comply can get you into trouble with the council.
How can TCEC help?
TCEC can offer you advice help you fulfil the requirements of your covenant/consent notice. This could include advice to help you undertake weed and pest control work yourself, or we could arrange to have this work done for you.