Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions Definition

Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions

A set of rules, commonly called "CC&Rs," that governs the use of real estate, usually enforced by a homeowners' association (HOA). For example, CC&Rs might tell you how you must landscape your yard, what types of flags you can fly, what color your curtains can be, and whether you can have pets. CC&Rs "run with the land," meaning any subsequent owner must also abide by them. Most state laws require that a copy of the CC&Rs be recorded with the county land records office and be provided to any prospective purchaser.