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Property Keyed to Sprankling
Lohmeyer v. Bower
Citation:227 P.2d 102 (Kan. 1951)
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Plaintiff contracted to purchase Lot 37 from Defendant. After the execution of the agreement, Plaintiff became aware that the house on the real estate violated the city’s zoning ordinances for locating too close to a neighboring lot and for having only one story instead of two. Plaintiff then notified Defendants in writing, demanding that he be released from the contract, with all the moneys paid refunded. Since Defendants refused, Plaintiff filed a petition seeking to rescind the contract on the ground that the title tendered by Defendants was unmerchantable. Defendants contested Plaintiff’s right to rescind and cross-petitioned for specific performance of the contract.
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