(a) All leases, estates, interests of freeholds, or lease of years, or any uncertain interests of, in, to, or out of any messuages, lands, or tenements made or created by livery and seisin only, or by parol, and not put in writing and signed by the parties or their agents lawfully authorized by writing so making or creating the leases, estates, interests of freehold, lease of years, or any uncertain interests, shall have the force and effect of leases or estates at will only, and shall not, either in law or equity, be deemed or taken to have any other or greater effect or force than as leases not exceeding the term of one (1) year.
(b) No leases, estates, or interest, either of freehold or of term of years in, to, or out of any messuages, lands, or tenements, except leases for a term not exceeding one (1) year, shall at any time be assigned, granted, or surrendered unless it is by deed or notice in writing, signed by the party so assigning, granting, or surrendering the leases, estates, interests of freeholds, lease of years, or any uncertain interests, or by their agents lawfully authorized by writing or by operation of law.
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