Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery (CRAR)

Landlords or their agents have the right to instruct County to recover unpaid pure rents once the rent becomes overdue. This is performed in accordance with the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 - Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery (CRAR).

Requirement:

Lease must be in existence
Landlords must have in their possession and supply evidence of a written lease or tenancy at will where rents are demanded from the tenant with certainty with no recent amendments to terms of payment.

Rent must be pure
Rents recoverable only include commercial rent, interest and VAT payable under a written lease. Other such charges (service charges, insurance, etc) must be omitted from the net unpaid rent and recovered via our Ancillary Charge Recovery.

Rent must be outstanding
The pure rent must be outstanding within the clause expressed in your lease and be for a minimum period of at lease 7 days rent.

Purely commercial property
The lease must not cover a mixed use to include any form of use for residential areas of the property. Where properties may include a residential element, but are separate either physically or by way of a separate lease, you may use the CRAR process.

Section 77(1)
CRAR is exercisable once rent has become due and payable, and following a period of compliance, one of our highly experienced enforcement agents will attend the demised premises and begin the recovery process by seizing goods in accordance with the Taking Control of Goods Regulations 2013.

County can provide alternate pre-legal solutions to recover your outstanding service charges, insurance or other sums due and payable under your lease. For more information on Service Charge Recovery please click here.

How it works...

Stage 1

Landlord or their agent instruct County.

Stage 2

In accordance with the Taking Control of Goods Regulations 2013, County will serve a Notice of Enforcement giving no less than 9 clear days to resolve the amount outstanding.

Stage 3

Should the outstanding balance not be resolved one of County’s experienced enforcement agents will attend the demised premises and legally recover the outstanding balance, seize goods, or remove goods for the purpose of sale.

Nationwide coverage throughout England and Wales

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Highly trained and qualified enforcement agents

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Dedicated case support staff

Same day remittance of cleared funds recovered