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Statutes > North-carolina > Chapter_1 > GS_1-341

§1‑341.  Annual value of land and waste charged against defendant.

The jury, in assessing thedamages, shall estimate against the defendant the clear annual value of thepremises during the time he was in possession, exclusive of the use of theimprovements thereon made by himself or those under whom he claims, and alsothe damages for waste or other injury to the premises committed by thedefendant. The defendant is not liable for the annual value or for damages forwaste or other injury for any longer time than three years before the suit,unless he claims for improvements. (1871‑2, c. 147, ss. 2‑3;Code, ss. 474, 475; Rev., ss. 653, 654; C.S., s. 700.)