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Distress for Rent Act 1737

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3 Penalty on the said fraud, or assisting thereto. E+W+S
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C1Functions of courts of session in counties palatine of Chester, Lancaster and Durham now exercisable by High Court: Law Terms Act 1830 (c. 70), s. 14, Supreme Court of Judicature (Consolidation) Act 1925 (c. 49), s. 18(2)(a) and Courts Act 1971 (c. 23), s. 41, Sch. 5 Pt. I paras. 1, 2

And to deter tenants from such fraudulent conveying away their goods and chattels, and others from wilfully aiding or assisting therein or concealing the same, from and after the said twenty fourth day of June, if any such tenant or lessee shall fraudulently remove and convey away his or her goods or chattels as aforesaid, or if any person or persons shall wilfully and knowingly aid or assist any such tenant or lessee in such fraudulent conveying away or carrying off of any part of his or her goods or chattels, or in concealing the same, all and every person and persons so offending shall forfeit and pay to the landlord or landlords, lessor or lessors, from whose estate such goods and chattels were fraudulently carried off as aforesaid, double the value of the goods by him, her, or them respectively carried off or concealed as aforesaid, to be recovered by action of debt in [F1the High Court] , or in the courts of session in the counties palatine of Chester, Lancaster, or Durham respectively . . . F2

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C1Functions of courts of session in counties palatine of Chester, Lancaster and Durham now exercisable by High Court: Law Terms Act 1830 (c. 70), s. 14, Supreme Court of Judicature (Consolidation) Act 1925 (c. 49), s. 18(2)(a) and Courts Act 1971 (c. 23), s. 41, Sch. 5 Pt. I paras. 1, 2

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