Section 43-8-114

Spouse may retain dwelling, etc., until assignment of homestead.

The spouse may retain possession of the dwelling house where the surviving spouse resided with the decedent, with the offices and buildings appurtenant thereto and the plantation connected therewith until homestead is assigned, free from the payment of rent. The obligation to pay rent, if any, on the dwelling shall be an obligation of the decedent's estate.

(Code 1852, §1359; Code 1867, §1630; Code 1876, §2238; Code 1886, §1900; Code 1896, §1515; Code 1907, §3824; Code 1923, §7437; Code 1940, T. 34, §50; Code 1975, §43-5-40; Acts 1984, No. 84-258, p. 426, §1.)