Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery

stoke on trent, staffordshire

Commercial Lease Forfeiture Stoke on Trent

Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery
Stoke on Trent

  • Do you have commercial tenants with rent arrears to collect?
  • Outstanding commercial rent?

You need Stoke on Trent Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery from DLS.

Customer Contact Centre

DLS operates a central contact point for initial enquiries.

Telephone0333 011 2619

For the commercial rent arrears recovery service in Stoke on Trent telephone or email to speak with the Bailiff Manager.

  • Questions about the service we provide.
  • Wish to discuss a commercial rent arrears recovery in Stoke on Trent.
  • Wish to instruct DLS.

Download commercial rent arrears recovery form

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Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery - 129kb pdf

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Stoke on Trent Rent Arrears Recovery

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

  • Advice on the options available to you.
  • Prompt response to your instructions.
  • Costs charged to debtor where the law allows.
  • Simple fee structure so no hidden surprises.
  • Regular updates on progress.
  • Final report on completion.


From 6 April 2014 commercial landlords can recover outstanding rent using the Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery process. This replaces the previous procedure under Common Law of distraint.

Section 72 of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 allows a commercial landlord to use Schedule 12 (taking control of goods) to recover rent payable under the lease from the tenant without needing to go to court.

There are some significant differences between distraint and CRAR.

  • CRAR only covers commercial property; it cannot be used for mixed-use premises.
  • CRAR only covers the actual rent; it does not cover service charges, insurance, rates, etc.
  • CRAR applies when there is a lease.
  • CRAR applies when at least 7 days of rent arrears.
  • Only a certificated bailiff can undertake CRAR; it cannot be undertaken by a landlord or its agent.
  • A minimum of 7 days (excluding Sundays and bank holidays) notice must be given to the tenant that the landlord is exercising his right to use CRAR.
  • Under CRAR the tenant may apply to have the notice set aside or apply for an order to stay enforcement.
  • If the tenant goes into administration during the notice period the landlord will need permission either from the administrator or the court to exercise CRAR.
  • Minimum time frame for CRAR is 21 days - 7 days arrears, 7 days notice to use CRAR, 7 days notice of sales of goods.

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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Association of British Investigators

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

Rent Recovery

  • Commercial rent arrears
  • Lease tenancy
  • Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007, Section 12
  • Taking control of goods
  • Tenant pays recovery costs

Stoke on Trent

  • also Crewe, Nantwich, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Market Drayton, Uttoxeter
  • and surrounding area
  • Staffordshire

Contact Centre: 0333 011 2619

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