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Storage Liens Act 1973 – 30 January 2012

Storage Liens Regulation 2008 – 1 September 2008

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Every storer shall have a lien on goods deposited with the storer for storage, whether deposited by the owner of the goods or by the owner’s authority, or by any person entrusted with the possession of the goods by the owner or by his or her authority. For the charges covered by the lien, refer to section 4 of the Act. To claim the lien, the storer must give notice of the lien in the approved form within 3 months after the date of the deposit of the goods pursuant to section 5 of the Act. Where there is a lien and charges have become due (and are outstanding for at least 6 months), the storer may sell the goods by public auction (after complying with notice and advertising requirements). Proceeds of sale are to be distributed pursuant to section 15 of the Act. For the definitions of ‘storer’ and ‘goods’, refer to section 2 of the Act.

  • Sections 2, 3, 4, 4A, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 13, 15, 18; Regulations 3, 4, 5, 6
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