Lease Forfeiture

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commercial lease forfeiture

Commercial Lease Forfeiture

  • Do you have commercial tenants with lease forfeitures to enforce?
  • Commercial tenants with rent arrears?
  • Commercial tenants with lease infringements?
  • Commercial tenants that are insolvent?

The DLS service

When you use DLS you can be sure of a professional service.

  • Advice on the options available to you.
  • Prompt response to your instructions.
  • Regular updates on progress.
  • Final report on completion.

Forfeiture is a powerful option for landlord’s to re-enter business premises and bring a lease to an end. In general the lease can be forfeited when the tenant does not pay the rent, breaches other terms of the lease, or becomes insolvent.

It is important to check the terms of the lease before proceeding with forfeiture. For all breaches of the lease other than the non-payment of rent, you will need to give the tenant a Section 146 Notice of your intention to forfeit the lease

  • You instruct DLS, certificated bailiffs, to enforce forfeiture on your behalf.
  • The bailiff attends and enters the premises in a lawful fashion, ideally when the tenants are not around.
  • We make arrangements for a locksmith to attend to change the locks, and secure the building.

We have considerable experience in handling lease forfeiture, which can be a delicate situation to achieve the re-possession of the property with the minimum of fuss and negative publicity.

Call DLS today for all your commercial lease forfeiture.

Download lease forfeiture form

The form is in pdf format. It must be downloaded to your computer to complete - do not open and complete within your browser.

Commercial lease forfeiture - 157kb pdf

Complete on your PC

  • Open in Adobe reader (or alternative pdf reader).
  • Complete the form on your PC. It is a fill-in form.
  • Save the form to your PC.
  • Print the form.
  • Sign the form.

Complete by hand

  • Open in Adobe reader (or alternative pdf reader).
  • Print the form.
  • Complete using black ink.
  • Sign the form.

Returning the form

There are three ways to return the form:

  • Scan the completed and signed form and email.
  • Fax the completed and signed form.
  • Mail the completed and signed form.

Next step

For the commercial lease forfeiture service telephone or email to speak with the Bailiff Manager.

  • Questions about the lease forfeiture service we provide.
  • Wish to discuss a commercial lease forfeiture.
  • Wish to instruct DLS.

Customer Contact Cemtre

DLS operates a central contact point for initial enquiries.

Telephone0333 011 2619
AddressBailey Brook House
Amber Drive
Langley Mill
NG16 4BE

Peterborough Office

Telephone0333 011 2619
AddressCampbell House
34 Campbell Drive

Scarborough Office

Telephone01723 336 104
The Crescent
YO11 2PW

Who we are

  • Certificated Bailiffs
  • Qualified Professional Investigators - EDI Level 3
  • Data Protection Act notified
  • Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations compliant
  • Criminal Records Bureau checked
  • PII and PLI insured

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The Managing Director of Derby Legal Services Ltd is a full member of the Association of British Investigators

Lease Forfeiture

  • Rent arrears
  • Breach of lease
  • Business insolvent


0333 011 2619

Contact Centre: 0333 011 2619

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