Covenant of quiet enjoyment

Definition

A formal agreement, typically in a deed or lease, in which a seller or lessor promises to protect a buyer or lessee in the event of a disturbance of his or right to quiet enjoyment of the property he or she is buying or leasing. A covenant of quiet enjoyment insures an owner or tenant against a disturbance of his or her right to possess or use property. For example, a covenant of quiet enjoyment could prevent a tenant from being evicted by a person with superior title. Also called covenant for quiet enjoyment. 

Illustrative caselaw

See, e.g. Dave Herstein Co. v. Columbia Pictures Corp. 149 N.E.2d 328 (1958).

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