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After the commencement of this Act no distress for rent shall be levied or made.
3. Any distress for rent which is pending not to be proceeded with
Where prior to the date of the commencement of this Act any person has levied or made any distress for rent and the goods and chattels distrained have not been sold, the distress shall not be proceeded with, and shall be deemed to be withdrawn without prejudice to the right of the person making the distress to recover the amount distrained for and the costs of making the distress from the person liable for the rent as a debt in any court of competent jurisdiction.
4. Restriction of remedies of mortgagee or annuitant against tenant
In lieu of the power of distress for rent contained in section 112 of the Transfer of Land Act 1893, as against the tenant or occupier for arrears of any interest or annuity therein referred to, the person to whom the interest or annuity is due may, subject to the proviso in the said section as to liability, recover the same in any court of competent jurisdiction as a debt from the occupier or tenant of the land mentioned in the mortgage or charge.
Nothing in this Act shall prejudice or affect the right of a person to whom rent is due to recover the same as a debt from the person liable to pay the same in any court of competent jurisdiction.
[6. Repealed by No. 59 of 2004 s. 141.]
1 This is a compilation of the Distress for Rent Abolition Act 1936 and includes the amendments made by the other written laws referred to in the following table. The table also contains information about any reprint.