A negative clause is a clause in which the owners are unable to perform a particular activity, for example. B block a panoramic view. An affirmative agreement is an agreement in which owners must actively engage in a specific activity, such as . B keep the lawn clean or pay homeowners` association contributions for environmental protection. Anyone who buys real estate in a very restricted area must accept the restrictions. Violations usually result in lawsuits because the association does not want other owners to believe they can ignore the restrictions. So, if you understand the nature of the covenant, make an effort to understand the particular reasons for it. .