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Under the CRAR regulations we are bound to give your tenant 7 clear days’ notice before taking control of their goods. This is known as a “Notice of Enforcement” which makes it a criminal offence for your tenant to sell or remove any goods from the leased property until their debt is paid.

We understand that tenants can’t always find the funds straight away, so we provide your tenant 14 clear days’ notice before taking control of their goods. If you would prefer us to stick to just 7 days, let us know when you get in touch.




Dukes will send a statutory “Notice of Enforcement” to your tenant on your behalf. This gives them a final chance to pay what they owe within the agreed timeframe (as mentioned above), and will inform them that enforcement action will take place if they fail to pay their outstanding debt.

Contact us today to see a sample of our letter.

Note: The ‘Notice of Enforcement’ binds the goods your tenant owns in their hands – this means it is a criminal offence for them to sell or remove goods located on the leased premises while rent remains unpaid.


  • If your tenant gets in touch

Depending on your instructions, we will request full payment up front, or place your tenant on a short-term payment plan. If your tenant enters a short-term payment plan, we will ask to visit them, inventory, necessity to sign CTA.


 them to sign a “Controlled Goods Agreement”. Once signed, we will attend the premises and take an inventory of your tenant’s goods. These goods will then remain on the premises, but under our control, until the total debt is paid. Any breach of the agreement or payment plan may result in further visits to remove goods for sale.

  • If your tenant fails to get in touch and your rent still remains unpaid (AFTER THE NOTICE PERIOD)

Enforcement Agents will visit the premises to inventory your tenant’s goods, ensuring that there is sufficient value to cover the debt owed. During the visit, we will ask for payment in full from the tenant. If they cannot pay in full, we will use our discretion in determining whether to allow extra time, on the condition that the tenant signs a “Controlled Goods Agreement”.

In the absence of either of the above options, the goods may be removed and stored until payment is received. If payment is not made, the goods could then be sold at the next public auction.



To get a break down of the costs for this Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery, please visit this page.

To recover your commercial rent arrears within 7 days, complete our online Warrant of Control form or contact us at 01785 825 519 / info@dukeslimited.co.uk today.

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