Stealing Property as a Tenant is an offence under Section 154 of the Crimes Act 1900 which carries a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison.
To establish the offence, the prosecution must prove beyond reasonable doubt that:
A ‘chattel’ is a moveable piece of property, whereas a ‘fixture’ is property that is attached to the premises with the intention of it remaining there permanently or indefinitely.
The offence can be established whether the contract was entered by you or by another person on your behalf.
Defences to the charge include:
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