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The seizure of goods as security for the performance of an obligation. The two principal situations covered by the remedy of distress are (1) between landlord and tenant when the rent is in arrears; and (2) when goods are unlawfully on an occupier’s land and have done or are doing damage.

(1) between landlord and tenant when the rent is in arrears; and (2) when goods are unlawfully on an occupier’s land and have done or are doing damage.

Subjects: Accounting — Law.


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