Contractual Restriction Law and Legal Definition

Contractual restrictions are restrictions to use ones land imposed by agreements.

A contractual restriction which limits the use one may make of his own lands in favor of another and his lands is sometimes called a negative easement, which is the right in the owner of the dominant tenement to restrict the owner of the servient tenement in the exercise of general and natural rights of property. It is an interest in lands which can pass only by deed and is in every legal sense an encumbrance. [Chapman v. Sheridan-Wyoming Coal Co., 338 U.S. 621 (U.S. 1950)].