The variety of conceptions of the nature of equitable servitudes is only one indication of the complexity of this particular branch of the law; the difficulty of classifying the topic as a branch of equity rather than of real property, or the reverse, is another, and one which grows out of the interplay of both of these divisions of the law upon the particular field of equitable servitudes. The following discussion is designed to indicate that many of the difficulties inherent in the concept of equitable servitudes may be resolved by analyzing the subject from the point of approach of the parent concept, covenants running with the land at law.
Ralph A. Newman,
A LEGAL APPROACH TO EQUITABLE SERVITUDES,
Mich. L. Rev.
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