Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery (CRAR) Notices

Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery (CRAR)

The documents below can be used in connection with the Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery procedure ("CRAR").

CRAR replaces the old remedy of distress, which allowed landlords to seize and sell property belonging to a tenant who had rent arrears. The new regime is more limited in scope and sets out a prescribed enforcement procedure.

A landlord wishing to use CRAR must appoint an enforcement agent (otherwise known as a bailiff) to act on his behalf. The enforcement agent will then serve notice on the tenant warning him that the CRAR procedure will be used unless the tenant settles the arrears by a specified date. If the arrears are not paid by that date, the enforcement agent may enter the tenant’s property and take control of goods belonging to the tenant. Further notices need to be served once the property has been entered.

If there is a sub-tenant of the property, the landlord has an alternative to appointing an enforcement agent to take control of the tenant’s goods. The landlord can instead serve notice on the sub-tenant requiring the sub-tenant to pay its rent to the landlord rather than to the tenant. There are notices below for the landlord to send to the sub-tenant.

These documents will be of use to landlords and enforcement agents exercising Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery (CRAR) powers.

These Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery (CRAR) are part of the Property Documents Folder. Just £35.00 + VAT will provide you with 1 year's unlimited access to download all/any documents from the Property Folder.

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