The following personal property located on premises occupied by a tenant shall be exempt from levy and sale on distress for rent, i.e., personal property--
(1) Necessarily put in possession of the tenant in the course of his business by those with whom the tenant deals or by those who employ the tenant;
(2) Actually held by the tenant for someone else in the course of trade, as agent or as consignee;
(3) Sold for a valuable consideration by the tenant before distress to any bona fide purchaser 1 not privy to any fraud;
(4) Repealed by 2016, June 23, P.L. 365, No. 51 , §2(2)(iv), effective in 60 days [Aug. 22, 2016].
(5) Of a decedent;
(6) Of the United States and its governmental agencies, or of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or of any political subdivision thereof;
(7) Of any public service company, essential to the performance of its public functions; or,
(8) Cattle or stock taken by the tenant to be fed or cared for on the leased premises for a consideration to be paid by the owner.
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