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Chapter 37     Entire Code


ARTICLE 1. LANDS OF INFANTS, INSANE PERSONS, OR CONVICTS, AND LANDS HELD IN TRUST.

ARTICLE 2. ESCHEATS.

ARTICLE 2A. PUBLIC LAND CORPORATION OF WEST VIRGINIA.

ARTICLE 2B. REDEMPTION OF, AND CLARIFICATION OF TITLE TO, REAL PROPERTY FORMERLY HELD FOR RELIGIOUS, CHARITABLE AND EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES AND IMPROPERLY EXEMPTED FROM TAXES.

ARTICLE 3. SALE OF LAND FOR BENEFIT OF SCHOOL FUND.

ARTICLE 4. PARTITION.

ARTICLE 5. ADJOINING OWNERS.

ARTICLE 6. LANDLORD AND TENANT.

ARTICLE 6A. RESIDENTIAL RENTAL SECURITY DEPOSITS.

ARTICLE 8. EMBLEMENTS.

ARTICLE 9. APPORTIONMENT OF RENT.

ARTICLE 10. LAND RECORDS PROCURED FROM VIRGINIA.

ARTICLE 11. CURATIVE PROVISIONS RESPECTING DEEDS AND OTHER WRITINGS AND THE RECORDATION THEREOF.

ARTICLE 12. SURVEYORS.

ARTICLE 13. REMOVAL, TRANSFER AND DISPOSITION OF REMAINS IN GRAVES LOCATED UPON PRIVATELY OWNED LANDS.

ARTICLE 13A. GRAVES LOCATED UPON PRIVATELY OWNED LANDS.

ARTICLE 14. THE REAL ESTATE APPRAISER LICENSING AND CERTIFICATION ACT.

ARTICLE 15. HOUSE TRAILERS, MOBILE HOMES, MANUFACTURED HOMES AND MODULAR HOMES.

ARTICLE 7. WASTE.

§37-7-1. Waste by tenant in possession.

If any tenant of land or any person who has alienated land commit any waste thereon while he remains in possession, unless by special permission of the owner so to do, he shall be liable to any party injured for damages.

§37-7-2. Waste by cotenant.

If a tenant in common, joint tenant, or parcener commits waste, he or she is liable to his or her cotenants, jointly or severally, for damages. The lawful use or development of oil or natural gas and their constituents in compliance with the provisions of §37B-1-1 et seq. of this code is not the commission of waste.

§37-7-3. Guardians.

If a guardian or committee commit waste of the estate of his ward, he shall be liable to the ward, at the expiration of his guardianship, for damages.

§37-7-4. Actions; damages.

Any person entitled to damages, in any case arising under the preceding sections of this article, may recover the same in an action on the case. And if it shall be found by the jury that the waste was committed wantonly, judgment shall be for three times the amount of damages assessed therefor.

§37-7-5. Waste pending suit.

If the tenant in possession of any land shall, pending any suit to recover or charge such land, with knowledge of such suit, commit any waste thereon, the court, in which the suit is, may command the sheriff or other officer to take possession of the land; and, if the plaintiff succeed in recovering or charging the land, he may recover, in an action on the case against him who committed the waste, three times the amount of damages assessed therefor.

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