Rogers v. Watson

594 A.2d 409 (1991)

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Rogers v. Watson

Vermont Supreme Court
594 A.2d 409 (1991)

SC

Facts

Edwina Bard (plaintiff) subdivided a parcel of land into a residential development. Except for the first lot sold and the lot Bard sold to her family, the deeds to the lots prohibited mobile homes or similar structures. Charles and Hazel Wilkinson purchased one of the lots from Bard. The Wilkinsons subdivided their lot and sold part of it to Gerald and Kay Watson (defendants). The deed to the Watsons did not contain the covenant restricting the use of mobile homes. The Watsons placed a mobile home on their lot. Bard and neighboring property owners (plaintiffs) brought suit seeking to enforce the restrictive covenant that was in the Wilkinsons’ deed. The Watsons conceded that the covenant was in writing, touched and concerned the land, and that privity of estate existed between the parties. The Watsons claimed, however, that the original parties did not intend that the covenant would run with the land. The trial court held the covenant enforceable against the Watsons and granted the plaintiffs an injunction. The Watsons appealed.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Dooley, J.)

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