Trespass and Actions for Possession

SECTION 34-20-2

§ 34-20-2. Actions to recovery possession – Right of entry.

In actions to recover possession of lands, tenements, or hereditaments, the plaintiff shall not be required to prove an actual entry under his or her title; but if he or she proves entitlement to an estate in the premises, whether as heir, devisee, purchaser, or otherwise, and proves a right of entry therein, this shall be deemed sufficient proof of his or her seisin, as alleged in the complaint; but no action shall be maintained unless the plaintiff has, at the time of commencing the same, a right of entry into the premises.

History of Section.
(C.P.A. 1905, § 404; G.L. 1909, ch. 292, § 52; G.L. 1923, ch. 342, § 52; G.L. 1938, ch. 538, § 12; G.L. 1956, § 34-20-2.)