Definition of "Distraint"

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Samuel Dart, Real Estate Agent Equivest Properties Realty

Landlords act of seizing a tenants property to satisfy defaulted rent payments. To distrain a tenants property the landlord must give proper legal notice and is often accompanied by changing the locks. The landlord may place a lien on the tenants property. Distraint is limited by local law.

 

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