2020 Delaware Code
Title 25 - Property
Chapter 55. Tenant Obligations and Landlord Remedies
§ 5517 Preference of rent in cases of execution.

Universal Citation: 25 DE Code § 5517. (2020)
§ 5517. Preference of rent in cases of execution.

Liability of goods levied upon for 1 year's rent:

(1) If goods, chattels or crops of a tenant being upon premises held by the tenant by demise under a rent of money are seized by virtue of any process of execution, attachment or sequestration, the goods and chattels shall be liable for 1 year's rent of the premises in arrear, or growing due, at the time of the seizure, in preference to such process; accordingly the landlord shall be paid such rent, not exceeding 1 year's rent, out of the proceeds of the sale of such goods and chattels, before anything shall be applicable to such process.

(2) The sheriff, or other officer, who sells the goods and chattels of a tenant upon process of execution, attachment or sequestration shall at least 10 days before such sale give written notice of the time and place thereof to the landlord, if residing in the county, and if not, to any known agent of the landlord in the county.

25 Del. C. 1953, § 6501;  58 Del. Laws, c. 472, § 1;  70 Del. Laws, c. 186, § 1;  70 Del. Laws, c. 513, § 8; 
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