WVC 37 - 6 - 3
§37-6-3. Effect of transfer of rent, reversion or remainder.
When rents are inherited, conveyed or devised, all rights of
distress and reentry, or either of them, shall pass to the heir,
grantee or devisee without express words. An inheritance, grant,
or devise of a rent, or of a reversion or remainder, shall be
good and effectual without attornment of the tenant; but no
tenant, who, before the death of the ancestor or testator, or
before notice of the grant, shall have paid the rent to the
ancestor, testator, or grantor, shall suffer any damage thereby.