Generally speaking, agreements are enforceable for the benefit only of the parties to the agreement. However, there are circumstances where persons who are not parties to the agreement should have the benefit of the agreement because they have ‘stepped into the shoes’ of a party to the agreement. The enurement clause specifies that the agreement shall take effect for the benefit of successors in interest of a party, and usually lists those successors e.g. heirs, administrators, successors, permitted assigns. It is important to customize this list to correspond to the parties’ intentions, especially with respect to whether or not the agreement is intended by the parties to be assignable.