West Virginia Code
On the determination by death or otherwise, of the estate or other thing, from or in respect of which any rent, hire or money, coming due at fixed periods, issues or is derived, or on the death of any person interested in such rent, hire or money, the person or the personal representative or assignee of the person who would have been entitled, but for such death or determination, to the rent, hire, or money coming due at any such period, shall have a proportion thereof, according to the time which shall have elapsed of the time for which such rent, hire, or other money was growing due, including the day of such death or determination, deducting a proportional part of the charges.
For recovering such proportion, such person, representative, or assignee, shall, after such fixed period, have such remedies as he would have had for recovering the whole of such rent, hire or other money, if entitled thereto.
This article shall not apply to any case in which it is expressly provided that no apportionment shall take place.
Where the holder of a rent shall purchase part of the land out of which the same issues, the rent shall be apportioned in like manner as if the land had come to him by descent; and where the holder of land, being part of land out of which rent shall be issuing, shall purchase such rent, or part thereof, the rent so purchased shall be apportioned as aforesaid.