§37-6-11. Persons liable for rent.
Rent may be recovered from the lessee, or other person owing
it, or the heir, personal representative, devisee or assignee,
who has succeeded to the lessee's estate in the premises. But no
assignee shall be liable for rent which became due before his
interest began. Nothing herein shall change or impair the
liability of heirs, personal representatives, or devisees, for
rent, to the extent and in the manner in which they are liable
for other debts of the ancestor or testator; nor shall the mere
merger of the reversion to which a rent is incident affect the
liability for such rent.