§ 34-28-2. Improvements by consent of tenant or lessee.
Whenever any building, canal, turnpike, railroad, or other improvement shall be constructed, erected, altered, or repaired by oral or written contract with or at the oral or written request of any lessee or tenant thereof, or by the husband of the lessee or tenant with the consent of his wife, the interest and title of the lessee or tenant in the building, canal, turnpike, railroad, or other improvement, and in the land on which the improvement is located, shall stand subject to liens for all the work done by any person in the construction, erection, alteration, or reparation of the building, canal, turnpike, railroad or other improvement, and for the materials used in the construction, erection, alteration, or reparation thereof, which have been furnished by any person, but not the interest or title of the landlord of such lessee or tenant, unless the consent in writing of the landlord is first obtained, assenting to the construction, erection, alteration, or reparation.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 206, § 2; G.L. 1909, ch. 257, § 2; G.L. 1923, ch. 301, § 2; G.L. 1938, ch. 445, § 2; G.L. 1956, § 34-28-2; P.L. 1965, ch. 235, § 1; P.L. 1991, ch. 328, § 1.)