Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery (CRAR)
Our statutory powers allow us to take control of goods belonging to commercial tenants for unpaid rent. If the rent amount remains unpaid after initial notice has been provided by us, we can remove goods sell them at public auction and offset the net sales proceeds against the amount owed. In the majority of cases we will be able to negotiate a short term payment arrangement with the tenant to recover the full amount, leaving the goods seized on site pending payment. The tenant is also liable for our fees, allowing the landlord to recover the full rent amount where we are successful. We can even help to recover rent arrears or contractual liability for a full rent term after a tenant has left a property. As High Court Enforcement Officers we can enforce judgments for sums relating to former tenancy agreements. Where the tenant has moved on to new premises, we can demand payment (inclusive of our fees) or seize goods to cover the amount outstanding. The process is similar to a collection of rent arrears, although a certificated bailiff’s powers of seizure are limited to goods located on the premises leased by the landlord.