Distress for rent

  The old remedy for landlords known as ‘distress for rent’, has been prohibited by legislation in Victoria for more than 60 years. If a landlord takes possession of a tenant’s goods, he or she may be liable for damages for conversion or detinue, however, recent case law indicates that landlords may be able to maintain rights over a tenant’s goods in particular circumstances. Distress for rent The ancient remedy known as ‘distress for rent’, ‘levying distress’ or the ‘righ

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