§ 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.
(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.)