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An Act to regulate the Costs of Distresses levied for Payment of Small Rents.
[10th July 1817]
WHEREAS divers Persons acting as Brokers, and distraining on the Goods and Chattels of others, or employed in the Course of such Diftreffes, have of late made excessive Charges, to the great Oppression of poor Tenants and others; and it is expedient to check such Practices; be it therefore enacted, by the King's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the fame, That from and after the passing of this Act no Person whatsoever making any Distress for Rent, where the Sum demanded and due shall not exceed the Sum of Twenty Pounds for and in respect of such Rent, nor any Person whatsoever employed in any Manner in making such Distress, or doing any Act whatsoever in the Course of such Distress, or for carrying the fame into Effect, shall have, take, or receive out of the Produce of the Goods or Chattels distrained upon and fold, or from the Tenant distrained on, or from the Landlord, or from any other Person whatsoever, any other or more Cofts and Charges for and in respect of such Distress, or any Matter or Thing done therein, than such as are fixed and set forth in the Schedule hereunto annexed and appropriated to each Act which shall have been done in the Course of such Distress; and no Person or Persons whatsoever shall make any Charge whatsoever for any Act, Matter, or Thing mentioned in the said Schedule, unless such Act shall have been really done.
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