In Sudden Valley, the Restrictive Covenants are what are often called in other HOAs “Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions” (CC&Rs). A real covenant is a legal obligation in a deed imposed by the seller upon the buyer of a lot/unit. Such restrictions are enforceable on all future buyers of the property. Examples include to maintain the property in a reasonable state of repair, to not run a business from a residence, not to build on more than a certain percentage of the property, and to not destroy trees without permission, or otherwise harm property values. In Sudden Valley this includes everything a homeowner can do to the exterior of their home (including paint colors), the number of non-familial tenants one may have, automobile placement or repair on property, etc. The Restrictive Covenants can be seen here.