Covenants

The information about the restrictive covenants provided on this site is not an alternative to legal counsel. In matters of law, appropriate legal advice about the covenants and their application should be obtained.

The restrictive covenants registered against every Broadmead property are the reason for its lasting appeal. The covenants provide guidance on architectural matters, the general appearance of lots, parking, and other issues. These covenants are binding on all current and future owners.

A restrictive covenant is a legal charge against the title of the property and is tied to the title of the land. This means that when the land changes owners, the covenant still applies.

BARA manages the restrictive covenants through its Covenant Management Committee. There are three principal areas of responsibility:

Land Use and Signage
This concerns the appearance and use of properties. It includes, but is not limited to: parking and storage of vehicles, boats and trailers; antennae and satellite dishes; unsightly or untidy properties; the improper storage of materials; commercial use of properties; illegal suites; and the display of signs, including property “For Sale” signs in Broadmead.

Real estate agents should contact Premier Post Installations directly by e-mailing: ron@premierpost.ca  or visit the website Premier Post Installations – Real Estate Sign Installations Victoria BC.  Ron can also be reached at 250-893-7661.  Homeowners should contact Ron directly if using “For Sale by Owner” signs.

Architecture

A building permit is required from the District of Saanich for any addition to an existing building.  Additional project types include, but are not limited to:

  • Enclosing a carport.
  • Converting a non-living space to living space.
  • Enclosing a deck.
  • Additional floor area.
  • Sunroom.
  • Constructing any new exterior walls.

BARA urges any homeowner considering renovations to consult with BARA to determine how your proposal conforms to Broadmead’s existing community guidelines.

Trees

A BARA ‘Trees’ representative reviews matters concerning the removal or alteration of trees and shrubs on private properties in Broadmead. The representative liaises with the District of Saanich to ensure that covenant-related issues concerning trees are co-ordinated with local government bylaws. Tree Protection Bylaw | District of Saanich