Commercial Services

Has your commercial tenant fell behind on rent? Do you feel that this rent is now unobtainable? Do you simply want your property back for other reasons? We can help.

FOREFEITURE OF LEASE

Under a standard commercial lease agreement a commercial landlord or acting agent has the right to forfeit the lease of any agreement in the event of a breach of agreement. We encourage landlords to seek legal advice to ensure that the reasoning for forfeiture is severe enough.

The main reason we are instructed to forfeit a lease is due to rent arrears – assuming your tenant is 21 days or more in arrears and the relevant clause is written into your agreement you have the right to forfeit under The Law of Property Act and The Common Law.

Did you know?

If your tenant has fallen behind on their rent an alternative to forfeiture of the lease is our CRAR process. Under CRAR we are able to secure payment against your tenant’s goods inside the leased property. This process is completely free to the landlord as we collect all our payments from the tenant. For more information click here.

Once you have instructed us to complete a Forfeiture of lease we will instruct one of our Certificated Enforcement Agents to attend the property with a locksmith (unless you have instructed your own locksmith) out of your tenants business hours. This can be as soon as the morning after you request the forfeiture or at a date more suitable for yourself or agent should you wish to be present, although your presence isn’t required.

Once the locksmith has secured entry our Enforcement Agent will search the property to make sure there are no people inside. Once established the locksmith will begin to change the locks in all doors to secure the premises and ensure that all fire exits and windows are secured. Our Enforcement Agent will then affix forfeit and TORTS notices to windows and doors advising the tenant that the property is now forfeited and they no longer have any right of access. The TORTS notice advises the tenant that they have 14 days from the date of forfeiture to arrange to collect any goods that belong to them. This can also be supervised by ourselves and is at a cost to the now ex-tenant and completely free for yourself. If the tenant does not claim ownership of goods within the 14 days the goods then revert to the landlord to sell or dispose of as you see fit.

Instruct us today

To instruct Executive Enforcement to act on your behalf please fill out the ‘instruct us’ form by clicking the button below. Once the instruction is received we will confirm this with a confirmation email and then call you to explain the next step and answer any questions.

COMMERCIAL RENT ARREARS RECOVERY

Are you a commercial Landlord or act on behalf of one, has your tenant fell behind on their rent and you need help getting them back on track? Did you know that using our CRAR process we are able to act on your behalf in securing payment using a completely free service to yourself – all our costs are collected from your tenant.

Did you know?

If you feel rent arrears collection isn’t going to solve your ongoing issues, our Forfeiture of lease service may be more suitable to yourself, click here for more information.

Once instructed by yourself we will then act on your behalf following the procedures set out under the Tribunals, Courts & Enforcement act 2007. We will start by sending your tenant a Notice of Enforcement, this is also known as the Compliance stage and sets out what we require – full rent amount plus authorised additional cost. We will give your tenant no less than 7 days to respond and make payment.

If this is not enough to prompt payment in full we will then send one of our Certificated Enforcement Agents to attend the premises without prior notice to the tenant and we will secure the premises and goods inside unless payment is made in full on our request. Usually at this point payment is made and we can leave with payment in full. If in the unlikely event payment still isn’t made we are able to remove goods from the premises to sell at public auction to cover the debt owed. Any action taken will be pursued with you, the client’s, full consent.

Rest assured that the CRAR process is 100% free to yourself and we will never invoice you for carrying out the CRAR process.

Instruct us today

To instruct Executive Enforcement to act on your behalf please fill out the ‘instruct us’ form by clicking the button below. Once the instruction is received we will confirm this with a confirmation email and then call you to explain the next step and answer any questions.