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
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.
From 29 September 2020, the procedure may only be used where there are
at least 276 days’ worth of rent arrears. From 25 December 2020, 366
days’ rent arrears are required. These provisions apply until 31
December or such later date as the government may decide.
The blanks in the form should be completed with the appropriate
information. No paragraphs should be deleted as this may invalidate the
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