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We act on behalf of commercial landlords and tenants in disputes regarding unpaid rent. If rent arrears have accrued, it is important to seek specialist advice at an early stage. Our property disputes solicitors will work with you to find the best route to recover the arrears.

Commercial rent arrears recovery

We understand that, from a commercial landlord’s perspective, rent arrears can be crippling. We therefore make sure we get to know our commercial landlord clients and find the best solution for you. There are several options for recovering rent arrears from a commercial tenant. These include:

  • Commercial rent arrears recovery (CRAR): CRAR allows commercial landlords to instruct enforcement agents to take control of goods belonging to their tenant in order to sell them to recover a value equivalent to the rent arrears.
  • Pursuing guarantors / original tenants: Many commercial tenants have a guarantor. Alternatively, if your tenant assigned the lease, there may be an Authorised Guarantee Agreement (AGA). This means that the original tenant acts as the assignee’s guarantor. We will advise you on whether you can pursue the guarantor or original tenant for the rent arrears.
  • Forfeiture: One of the most severe options open to a commercial landlord is to “re-enter” the property and change the locks, terminating the lease. This is known as forfeiture. Our commercial property disputes solicitors have a wealth of experience in forfeiture as a result of commercial rent arrears and will take you through the technicalities of this process.
  • Debt claim: In some cases, the best option for the landlord may be to issue proceedings in the county court for the rent arrears.

Commercial rent disputes

We are experienced in advising commercial tenants when it comes to rent disputes. We will discuss your options with you and find the best way to resolve the issue. From negotiating with your landlord or defending a debt claim, to making an application for relief from forfeiture.

Why choose us to deal with your commercial rent arrears dispute?

Our property disputes solicitors have extensive experience in dealing with commercial rent arrears. Our advice will be commercial, cost-effective and practical. We will get to know you and your business, and will advise you on the best route to resolving your rent arrears dispute. Our solicitors will then act for you throughout the matter, including dealing with any court applications and hearings.

We are proud to be transparent on fees and will give you clear costs advice from the outset. If you would like a no obligation discussion to see how we can help you recover commercial rent arrears (or resolve a rent arrears dispute), call us on (freephone) 0800 988 7756.

With offices in LeedsLeeds North (Moortown) and London, we can bring our experience and knowledge to your claim, no matter where you are.

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