§ 34-4-12. Rights against lessee in remainderman taking precedent estate by merger.
Where the reversion of any land expectant on a lease shall be merged in any remainder, other reversion, or estate, the person entitled to the estate into which the reversion shall have merged, his or her heirs, executors, administrators, successors and assigns, shall have and enjoy the like advantage, remedy and benefit, against the lessee, his or her heirs, successors, executors, administrators and assigns, for nonpayment of rent, or for doing of waste or other forfeiture, or for not performing conditions, covenants or agreements, contained and expressed in his or her lease, demise or grant, as the person, who would for the time being have been entitled to the mesne reversion which shall have merged, would or might have had and enjoyed if the reversion had not been merged.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 201, § 24; G.L. 1909, ch. 252, § 24; G.L. 1923, ch. 296, § 24; G.L. 1938, ch. 433, § 11; G.L. 1956, § 34-4-12.)