Distress for Rent Act (Cap. 293). | Land Portal

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This Act makes provision with respect to distress for the recovery of any rent or rent service in arrear and due upon a grant, lease, demise or contract. This Act shall apply also to lease of any land used for agricultural or pastoral purposes. One of the remedies available to the creditor is to instruct a licensed auctioneer to seize and secure any stock or crops loose and not attached to the land under lease. Rules for proper distress action are given and wrongful distraint is declared to be an offence and shall be punished in accordance with provisions of this Act. A remedy for wrongful distress may be to submit the dispute to a subordinate court.

Implemented by: Distress for Rent Rules (Cap. 293). (2010)

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