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58-2523. Action by remainderman or reversioner for waste or trespass. A person seized of an estate in remainder or reversion may maintain an action for waste or trespass for injury to the inheritance, notwithstanding an intervening estate for life or years.

History: G.S. 1868, ch. 55, ยง 23; October 31; R.S. 1923, 67-523.

Law Review and Bar Journal References:

Adverse possession and limitation of action, 4 K.L.R. 592, 593 (1956).

Analyzed in article on tenant farmers, H. W. Hannah, 7 K.L.R. 295, 301 (1959).

"Estates: Effect of Life Tenant with Power of Disposition Commingling Life Estate and Personal Funds," Francisco T. Rivas, 19 W.L.J. 633, 634 (1980).

CASE ANNOTATIONS

1. Purpose of this section was to change the ancient feudal rule. Kimberlin v. Hicks, 150 K. 449, 456, 94 P.2d 335.

2. Discussed in holding ejectment action barred under 17-4627. Clark v. Butler Rural Electrification Ass'n, 177 K. 344, 346, 279 P.2d 240.

3. Considered in finding that a prescriptive easement was acquired barring action for inverse condemnation. Armstrong v. Cities Service Gas Co., 210 K. 298, 305, 306, 316, 317, 502 P.2d 672.

4. Life tenant had a duty to prevent decay or waste to property; the defense of laches or estoppel was not applicable. Moore v. Phillips, 6 K.A.2d 94, 95, 97, 627 P.2d 831.


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