2010 Code of Virginia
Title 55 - PROPERTY AND CONVEYANCES.
Chapter 14 - Emblements (55-249 thru 55-252)
55-252 - Lessee of life tenant, etc., to hold to end of year on death of tenant; apportionment of rent.

§ 55-252. Lessee of life tenant, etc., to hold to end of year on death of tenant; apportionment of rent.

If there be a tenant for life or other uncertain interest in land which is let to another, upon the termination of such life or other uncertain interest the lessee may hold the land to the end of the current year of the tenancy, paying rent therefor; the rent, if it be reserved in money, shall be apportioned between the tenant for life or other uncertain interest, or his personal representative, and those who succeed to the land. If rent be reserved in kind, it shall be paid to the tenant for life or other uncertain interest, or his personal representative, and the tenant or his personal representative, as the case may be, shall pay to those who succeed to the land a reasonable rent, in money, from the expiration of the life estate or other uncertain interest to the end of the current year of the tenancy. The rent to be paid to those who succeed to the land shall be a charge in preference to other claims on the rent received in kind by such tenant or his personal representative.

(Code 1919, § 5543.)

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