Distress allows a landlord to seize and sell a tenant’s goods to satisfy arrears in rent. It is a remedy fraught with uncertainty and in need of integration into the personal property security regime. The Commission recommends abolishing distress in its current form, and replacing it with a new system that would allow a landlord’s interest in rental payments to be converted into security interests.
The Commission recommends the enactment of The Occupiers’ Liability Act as set out in this report. The law as it stands currently is unnecessarily complex. Enacting this proposal can mitigate the confusion in the law.
The enactment of an Occupiers’ Liability Act is proposed in this Report. The law as it stands is unnecessarily complex. Enacting this proposal would mitigate the confusion in the law.