496. Enforcement by taking control of goods.

The common law right to distrain for arrears of rent was abolished, with effect from 6 April 2014, by the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007, 1which introduced new statutory provisions for enforcement by taking control of goods (the 'TCG procedure')2.

A landlord under a lease of commercial premises may use the TCG procedure to recover from the tenant rent payable under the lease3. This power is referred to as CRAR (commercial rent arrears recovery)4.

Using the TCG procedure to recover a sum means taking control of goods and selling them to recover that sum in accordance with the relevant statutory