2020 Georgia Code
Title 44 - Property
Chapter 16 - Uniform Environmental Covenants
§ 44-16-5. Enforcement of Environmental Convenant

Universal Citation: GA Code § 44-16-5 (2020)
  1. An environmental covenant that complies with this chapter runs with the land.
  2. An environmental covenant that is otherwise effective shall be valid and enforceable even if:
    1. It is not appurtenant to an interest in real property;
    2. It can be or has been assigned to a person other than the original holder;
    3. It is not of a character that has been recognized traditionally at common law;
    4. It imposes a negative burden;
    5. It imposes an affirmative obligation on a person having an interest in the real property or on the holder;
    6. The benefit or burden does not touch or concern real property;
    7. There is no privity of estate or contract;
    8. The holder dies, ceases to exist, resigns, or is replaced; or
    9. The owner of an interest subject to the environmental covenant and the holder are the same person.
  3. An instrument that creates restrictions or obligations with respect to real property that would qualify as activity and use limitations except for the fact that the instrument was recorded before July 1, 2008, shall not be invalid or unenforceable because of any of the limitations on enforcement of interests described in subsection (b) of this Code section or because it was identified as an easement, servitude, deed restriction, or other interest. This chapter shall not apply in any other respect to such an instrument.
  4. This chapter shall not invalidate or render unenforceable any interest, whether designated as an environmental covenant or other interest, that is otherwise enforceable under the law of this state.

(Code 1981, §44-16-5, enacted by Ga. L. 2008, p. 1168, § 1/HB 1132; Ga. L. 2019, p. 1056, § 44/SB 52.)

The 2019 amendment, effective May 12, 2019, part of an Act to revise, modernize, and correct the Code, revised punctuation in subsection (c).

Code Commission notes.

- Pursuant to Code Section 28-9-5, in 2008, "July 1, 2008" was substituted for "the effective date of this chapter" in the first sentence of subsection (c).

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