It shall and may be lawful for any person or persons, having any rent in arrear, or due upon any lease or demise for life or lives, to bring an action or actions of debt for such arrears of rent, in the same manner they might have done, in case such rent were due, and reserved upon a lease for years.
(8 Ann, ch. 14, § 4, 1709; Kilty’s Rep. 248; Alex. Br. Stat. 682; Comp. Stat. D.C., 325, § 42.)
1981 Ed., § 45-1420.
1973 Ed., § 45-922.