Q&A: Operating the forfeiture process post-CRAR

Rachel Morrish and Toby Watkin answer a question on forfeiture


I am the landlord of a commercial unit let on a 15-year lease with rent payable in advance on the usual quarter days. The lease contains a right for the landlord to forfeit for non-payment of rent which is unpaid for more than 21 days. The tenant did not pay the rent due on the March quarter day.

On 25 April I instructed bailiffs to operate the commercial rent arrears recovery (CRAR) procedure. However, I did not serve an enforcement notice, and the tenant refused

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