Property Law Keyed to Singer
Riste v. Eastern Washington Bible Camp, Inc
Washington Bible Camp (Defendant) owns land which was subdivided and sold only to people who agreed to subscribe to the tenets of the Assembly of God Church. George Riste (Plaintiff) had parents who bought property from Defendant. After the contract was paid in full, his surviving parent asked Defendant to issue the deed to Plaintiff. The deed given to Plaintiff contained restrictions on occupancy and resale, one of which was a direct restraint on alienation of land. Another restriction dealt with the religious beliefs of Defendant. Defendant refused to remove the restrictions from the deed.
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