This Warning to Tenant regarding Immobilisation of Goods under CRAR 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.
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.
If an enforcement agent has entered the tenant’s premises and has fitted an
immobilisation device on goods belonging to the tenant he must give the
tenant an Immobilisation Warning notice. The Warning must be affixed in a
prominent position on the immobilised goods.
This Warning to Tenant 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 Notice.
In paragraphs 1-3 details of the Property, Lease and Landlord need to be
In paragraph 6 the time of the immobilization must be inserted and the
enforcement agent must give a telephone number for enquiries which is
available 24 hours a day.
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