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Who can distrain for rent and when can the right be exercised?

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Published on LexisPSL on 24/08/2016

The following Property Disputes Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Who can distrain for rent and when can the right be exercised?

The common law right to distrain for rent was abolished and a new statutory procedure known as Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery (CRAR) introduced on 6 April 2014.

While CRAR is still a self-help remedy which generally does not require the involvement of the Court, there are various differences between the old distress for rent rules and the new CRAR rules, which include:

  1. enforcement agents must be used to exercise CRAR

  2. CRAR

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