CRAR Inventory of Goods for Joint Owners
This CRAR Inventory of Goods for Joint Owners can be used in connection
with the Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery 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
Landlords and enforcement agents should note that temporary changes
have been made to the CRAR regime in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Until 23 August 2020, the procedure may only be used where there are at
least 189 days’ worth of rent arrears. The 23 August date may be
extended by the government.
If an enforcement agent has entered the tenant’s premises and taken control
of goods he must give the tenant an Inventory of those goods as soon as
If any of the goods are owned jointly by the tenant and another person, the
enforcement agent must give the tenant separate inventories of goods owned
by the debtor and each co-owner as well as an inventory of any goods in the
tenant’s sole ownership. The enforcement agent must also give a copy of
each inventory to the relevant joint owner, together with a copy of the
Notice of Entering.
This Inventory should be used for co-owned items. For items owned solely by
the tenant please use our CRAR Inventory of Goods for Single Owner.
This CRAR Inventory of Goods for Joint Owners is in the form required by
the Taking Control of Goods Regulations 2013. The blanks in the form should
be completed with the appropriate information. No paragraphs should be
deleted as this may invalidate the Inventory.
In paragraphs 1-3 details of the Property, Lease and Landlord need to be
In paragraph 5 the amount of the debt must be stated.
In paragraph 8 the enforcement agent must insert a list of the controlled
goods, including a detailed description of each item to enable the goods to
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