Forcible Entry Act 1429

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The Forcible Entry Act 1429[1]
Citation 8 Hen 6 c 9
Other legislation
Repealed by The Criminal Law Act 1977, ss. 13(2)(c) & 65(5) & Sch. 13

The Forcible Entry Act 1429 (8 Hen 6 c 9) was an Act of the Parliament of the Kingdom of England. It is written in the Anglo-Norman language. It was expressed to be passed because the statute 15 Ric 2 c 2 was felt to be inadequate because it did not apply to persons committing forcible detainer after a peaceful entry or to persons who, having committed forcible detainer, had been expelled from the land before the justice of the peace arrived to arrest them, and because it did not provide for the punishment of a sheriff who failed to carry out the orders of the justice of the peace to execute the statute.

It was repealed, except in relation to criminal proceedings, by section 2 of the 42 & 43 Vict c 59.

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Forcible Entry Act


  1. ^ The citation of this Act by this short title was authorised by section 5 of, and Schedule 2 to, the Statute Law Revision Act 1948. Due to the repeal of those provisions, it is now authorised by section 19(2) of the Interpretation Act 1978.

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