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Houghton v. Rizzo

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
281 N.E.2d 577 (1972)


Facts

The defendants subdivided a parcel of land into 37 lots. The defendants conveyed 16 of the lots by 13 deeds, 11 of which restricted the use to single-family homes. The defendants retained ownership of the remaining lots, and began constructing a multifamily apartment building on one of the lots. Eight owners of the previously conveyed lots (plaintiffs) brought suit seeking enforcement of the single-family-home restriction against the defendants. The trial court ruled in favor of the plaintiffs. The defendants appealed.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Quirico, J.)

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