A recent West Virginia statute provides that in all leases subsequently executed, an option to purchase the whole or any part of the leased premises-exercisable during or at the end of the term is not subject to the rule against perpetuities. The statute also provides that the rule against perpetuities shall not constitute a defense to a suit to enforce such an option against the lessor. W. Va. Code (Michie, Cum. Supp. 1957) §3541(3).
Edward A. Manuel S.Ed.,
Future Interests - Rule Against Perpetuities - Legislation Exempting Options to Purchase in Leases,
Mich. L. Rev.
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