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How does a debt relief order (DRO) affect a landlord's rights? Can the landlord forfeit a lease? Is the debtor required to pay rent or other periodical payments during DRO? Can a landlord sue for unpaid sums due to it after the DRO is made?

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Produced in partnership with Hannah Drozdz of Gateley
Published on LexisPSL on 16/11/2020

The following Restructuring & Insolvency Q&A produced in partnership with Hannah Drozdz of Gateley provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • How does a debt relief order (DRO) affect a landlord's rights? Can the landlord forfeit a lease? Is the debtor required to pay rent or other periodical payments during DRO? Can a landlord sue for unpaid sums due to it after the DRO is made?

How does a debt relief order (DRO) affect a landlord's rights? Can the landlord forfeit a lease? Is the debtor required to pay rent or other periodical payments during DRO? Can a landlord sue for unpaid sums due to it after the DRO is made?

An individual may apply for a debt relief order (DRO) under Part VIIA of the Insolvency Act 1986 (IA 1986). For further information on how a DRO is obtained and its effect, see Practice Note: Debt relief orders (DROs).

A DRO has effect in relation to 'specified qualifying debts' (IA 1986, s 251G). A specified qualifying debt is a debt which is a 'qualifying debt' (see IA 1986, s 251A) and is

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