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§1‑43.  Tenant's possession is landlord's.

When the relation of landlordand tenant has existed, the possession of the tenant is deemed the possessionof the landlord, until the expiration of twenty years from the termination ofthe tenancy; or where there has been no written lease, until the expiration oftwenty years from the time of the last payment of rent,  notwithstanding thatthe tenant may have acquired another title, or may have claimed to holdadversely to his landlord. But such presumptions shall not be made after theperiods herein limited. (C.C.P., s. 26; Code, s. 147; Rev., s. 387; C.S., s.433.)