So I am looking for land to move off grid and run across this nice little phrase in the description of a property I was looking at purchasing:
“…Call us today and let us help you realize your Black Hills dreams in this one-of-a-king [sic] covenant controlled community….”
‘Covenant controlled’, alarm bells should be ringing in your ears if you see that phrase or anything mentions covenants.
***BAAAH BAAAH BAAAH***WARNING WARNING WARNING*** Danger Will Robinson.
Why is that a bad thing? Why are covenants bad?
Meaning: “You’re gonna follow the rules WE MAKE! You build the kind of house WE say. You use the land how WE say. You basically can’t do anything with the land unless WE say you can.”
That’s how that works. For them… Screw that. People always trying to control sh*t. Always trying to control what people do and how they live their lives.
The problem with covenants is that they tend to be over restrictive, especially the kind of home you’re allowed to build on your property. Keep in mind, this is NOT COUNTY ORDINANCE. Covenants are made by private individuals who think they know what’s best. They make the rules (following the guidelines of the county and city) according to how they think the land should be used. Covenants are restrictions on land use. For example, the subdivision may not allow livestock of any kind. They also may not allow modular homes, mobile homes, manufacture homes or even cabins. The covenants will spell out what and how you use your own land.
Nope! No thanks.
So if you’re looking for land to live off grid, build your own cabin, grow your own food and live how you want, then find land with NO COVENANTS.
Also…To all the “controllers” who write overly restrictive idiotic and unnecessarily prohibiting rules. Take your covenants, roll them up and shove them up your covenant controlled ass.
Have a nice day! 😉