Section 35-9-34

When lien may be enforced by attachment.

The landlord, or his assignee, may have process of attachment for the enforcement of his lien for rent and advances, or either, when such rent and advances, or either, as the case may be, are due and the tenant fails or refuses, after demand made, to pay the same; and also in the following cases, whether such rent and advances, or either, are due or not:

(1) When there is good cause to believe that the tenant or subtenant is about to remove from the premises, or otherwise dispose of any part of the crop, without paying such rent and advances, or either, and without the consent of the landlord, or of the assignee, when the claim has been assigned.

(2) When the tenant or subtenant has removed from the premises, or otherwise disposed of any part of the crop without paying such rent and advances, or either, and without the consent of the landlord, or of the assignee, when the claim has been assigned.

(3) When the tenant or subtenant has disposed of, or there is good cause to believe that he is about to dispose of, any of the articles advanced or obtained by purchase with money advanced, or by barter in exchange for any article advanced, in fraud of the rights of the landlord, or of his assignee, as the case may be.

(Code 1876, §3472; Code 1886, §3061; Code 1896, §2708; Code 1907, §4739; Code 1923, §8804; Code 1940, T. 31, §20.)