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Property Law Keyed to Kurtz
Connecticut Bank and Trust Company v. Brody
Citation:174 Conn. 616, 392 A.2d 445
The petitioner and respondent, while contemplating marriage, bought a purchaser’s interest in a contract for the sale of a single-family residence and assumed the contract’s obligations. Both parties contributed to the down payment. The petitioner and respondent received the interest as tenants in common. The parties later married. The respondent would then depart the residence. The petitioner remained on the property. The respondent later argued that she was entitled to one-half of the equity that had been built up in the property and demanded one-half of the rental value of the premises for the time period that the petitioner occupied the premises alone. At trial, the respondent testified that she left the premises to protect her children, who were in danger of the sexual activities of the petitioner’s son. The respondent testified that she stated that one of the would have to leave and he had said it would have to be her.
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