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Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery (CRAR)

Authorisation of Enforcement Agent to act for Landlord


This Authorisation of Enforcement Agent to act for Landlord can be used in connection with the Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery (CRAR) procedure which came into force on 6 April 2014.

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.

In order to exercise the right of CRAR a landlord must appoint an enforcement agent who is authorised under section 63 of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007.

This Enforcement Authorisation is in the form required by Regulation 51 of The Taking Control of Goods Regulations 2013. Details of the Property and the rent arrears need to be inserted. The Landlord authorises the Enforcement Agent to act on his behalf.

Landlords and enforcement agents should note that temporary changes have been made to the CRAR regime in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.  The procedure may only be used where there are at least 544 days' worth of rent arrears.  These provisions apply until 25 March 2022. 

The blanks in the form should be completed with the appropriate information. No paragraphs should be deleted as this may invalidate the Notice.

This Authorisation of Enforcement Agent to act for Landlord is in open format. Either enter the requisite details in the highlighted fields or adjust the wording to suit your purposes.

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