The principal cases in which involuntary alienation of personal property occurs are distress1, execution2 and bankruptcy3. Another case is that of forfeiture4. In addition, personal property may be seized and disposed of under the Proceeds of Crime Act 20025.
An owner may also be involuntarily deprived of his ownership of goods by their destruction6, or by the transfer of the goods to a foreign country where by the laws of that country another person gains a valid title to the goods
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