Rent Arrears Recovery

How to recover rent arrears

Rent and service charge arrears are probably the most common causes of disputes between a Landlord and Tenant.  Landlord will often have a number of options available to them to try and recover the arrears.

Landlords need to consider what outcome they wish to achieve, before commencing with any action against their Tenant. It is therefore important to seek advice early on to assess the options available to them and see how this sits with the outcome that the Landlord wishes to achieve.

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Potential options that a Landlord may have against a defaulting tenant include:

  1. Court Proceedings
  2. Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery (‘CRAR’)
  3. Levying of distress via a Bailiff
  4. Forfeiture
  5. Use of a rent deposit
  6. Insolvency processes

Contact our team to discuss the options available to you.

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