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Code of Virginia
Title 62.1. Waters of the State, Ports and Harbors
Chapter 9. Mills, Dams and Certain Other Works on Watercourses

§ 62.1-126. Forfeiture by tenant of works damaged or destroyed, and unrestored; right of remainderman or reversioner.

Where any mill, manufactory, machine, or engine in possession of, but not erected by a tenant for life or years, shall be destroyed or become unfit for use, and such tenant shall not, within the two years begin, or within the five years finish such rebuilding or repair, the person next entitled in remainder or reversion may enter and rebuild or repair the same within three years from the time of the failure of such tenant, and thereafter hold and enjoy the same, with its appurtenances, for his use and benefit.

Code 1950, § 62-105; 1968, c. 659.

The chapters of the acts of assembly referenced in the historical citation at the end of this section may not constitute a comprehensive list of such chapters and may exclude chapters whose provisions have expired.