Taking control of goods—the process up until seizure of goods
Produced in partnership with Victoria Jones of Freeths
Taking control of goods—the process up until seizure of goods

The following Dispute Resolution practice note produced in partnership with Victoria Jones of Freeths provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Taking control of goods—the process up until seizure of goods
  • How do the Taking Control of Goods Regulations work?
  • Who takes control of goods?
  • Notice of enforcement
  • Time periods for taking control of goods
  • What goods can control be taken of?
  • The new financial limit
  • Exempt goods
  • Goods which an enforcement agent may not take control of
  • How does the enforcement agent take control of goods?
  • More...

This Practice Note sets out the detail of the procedure relating to the taking control of goods either to satisfy commercial rent arrears under the commercial rent arrears recovery (CRAR) procedure or to enforce a judgment debt following the issue of a writ or warrant of control. These provisions came into force in April 2014.

Note: This Practice Note does not cover the Taking Control of Goods and Certification of Enforcement Agents (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020, SI 2020/451, or the Taking Control of Goods and Certification of Enforcement Agents (Amendment) (No. 2) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020, SI 2020/614. Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, these regulations make amendments to the Taking Control of Goods Regulations 2013, SI 2013/1894 (including in relation to CRAR) and the Certification of Enforcement Agents Regulations 2014, SI 2014/421). For further guidance, see: Taking control of goods—legislative framework under TCEA 2007, Part 3—Coronavirus (COVID-19)—changes to the Taking Control of Goods Regulations and the Certification of Enforcement Agents Regulations.

How do the Taking Control of Goods Regulations work?

On 6 April 2014, Part 3 and sch 12 of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 (TCEA 2007) came into force, along with:

  1. The Taking Control of Goods Regulations 2013, SI 2013/1894

  2. The Taking Control of Goods (Fees) Regulations 2014, SI 2014/1

Together the above set out the process for either landlords owed commercial rent arrears or

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