No Increase of Burden Provision Law and Legal Definition

No Increase of Burden Provision is a clause in an oil and gas lease. This clause states that an assignment of the lease by the lessor will not increase the duties of the lessee.

For example, if the lessor subdivides the leased property, the lessor and assignee may argue that the lessee is obligated to provide separate measuring devices and receiving tanks for each of them. A no increase of burden provision would immunize the lessee from such an argument.