Before the abolition of the common law right to levy distress for arrears of rent1, when a principal entrusted goods to an agent, the goods were not, as a general rule, privileged from seizure in respect of the premises on which they were at the time2. This principle, however, may no longer apply in respect of commercial rent arrears recovery under the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007, which stipulates that an enforcement agent may take control of goods only if they are goods of the debtor3
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