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Distress for Rent (No. 2) Act (Cap. 165).

Country/Territory
Bahamas
Document type
Legislation
Date
1737
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Long title
An Act for the more effectual securing the payment of rents and preventing frauds by tenants.
Subject
Land & soil
Keyword
Land tenure Lease Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings
Geographical area
Americas, Caribbean, Latin America and the Caribbean, LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN FAO, North Atlantic, Small Island Developing States
Abstract

This Act makes provision with respect to distress for rent not paid by a tenant to a landlord and it gives powers to a landlord to distrain and sell goods and chattels fraudulently carried off the premises. The landlord may seize and secure cattle, stock or crops or other product whatsoever, which shall be growing on any part of the demised estates, if the tenant doesn't pay the rent. The Act also provides, among other things, for recovery of rents from under-tenants and prohibits a tenant or lessee to fraudulently remove his or her goods or chattels.

Full text
English
Website
laws.bahamas.gov.bs