Often, the landlord’s intent is to get hold of the goods located inside the leased premises either as ransom to get the rent arrears paid.
RSLA lien on an item not only takes priority over the owner’s rights, it also overrides other competing security interests
When landlords are considering a “lock-out” action, they must be aware of the two key remedies that are available: distress and termination.
Watch tenant arrears closely and establish processes that make sure you are made aware of payments or non-payments as soon as possible.
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