When property is removed by a tenant and put in any place locked up, fastened or otherwise
secured, to prevent the said property from being distrained for arrears of rent, the
landlord, first calling to his assistance a constable or peace officer, who shall
aid and assist therein, may, in the daytime, break open and enter the place, and distrain
the said property for the arrears of rent as he might have done if the said property
had been put in an open place.
If the place where the said property is secured is a dwelling house, oath shall first
be made before some judge or magistrate, of a reasonable ground to suspect that the
said property is therein.
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