City of New York contracted to convey premises to defendant Allicott. The contract provided the parties’ successors, heirs and assignes were bound by its terms. Prior to the closing defendant Allicott died. At the closing a relative of Allicott posed as Allicott and counter signed the deed consenting to a limitation of use and occupancy. Allicott’s son took possession of the premises following the closing. The son paid the mortgage and taxes, resided in the premises and performed the grantee’s covenants in the deed. Five years later the City sought to declare deed void on the basis the grantee’s signature on the deed was forged. The Court held a forged signature of a grantee does not render the deed void where there was no intent to defraud and no party was defrauded.