Duhaime's Law Dictionary

Real Obligation Definition:

A legal obligation associated with real property.

Related Terms: Real Property

A legal obligation linked to or attached upon real property.

The Louisiana Civil Code, 2009, at §1763:

"A real obligation is a duty correlative and incidental to a real right."

A mortgage is the most frequently used example of a real obligation but so, too, is a servitude (easement).

French: obligation immobilière.


  • Litvinoff, S., Louisiana Civil Law Treatise, Volume 5, "The Law of Obligations", 2nd Ed. (WestGroup, 2001), page 45-46.
  • Louisiana Laws, Civil Code

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