Section 35-9-41

Right of subtenant to require attachment against tenant in chief.

The subtenant may notify the superior landlord, or his assignee, of the existence of any one of the several causes authorizing the issue of an attachment against the crop of the tenant in chief and if such notice is given, and an affidavit is made by the subtenant before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths, setting forth the existence of any one of such causes, and is served by the subtenant, in person, or by his agent, on such landlord, or his assignee, at the time the notice is given, and the landlord, or his assignee, fails or refuses to proceed within a reasonable time thereafter against the crop of the tenant in chief, he thereby loses his right to proceed against the crop of the subtenant for any deficiency in the crop of the tenant in chief to satisfy his claim, insofar as that deficiency resulted from such failure or refusal to proceed.

(Code 1876, §3477; Code 1886, §3067; Code 1896, §2714; Code 1907, §4745; Code 1923, §8812; Code 1940, T. 31, §27.)