Commercial Forfeiture Of Lease

Under a standard lease, any commercial tenant who is 21 days in arrears with the rent can have his lease forfeited by the landlord.

There is no need to pay a solicitor or obtain a Court Order and you do not have to give the tenant any notice of this action. We undertake this work under The Law of Property Act and The Common Law.

One of our Certificated Enforcement Agents [Bailiff] will attend at the premises out of hours – such as early morning, late evening or night, depending on the type of business. Along with a locksmith they will gain peaceable entry and change the locks. The tenant is then locked out and the lease has been forfeited.

We post all the appropriate notices regarding the forfeit and the Torts Interference with Goods Act, which covers any property that the tenant has left on the premises. Following this, fixtures & fittings cannot be removed by the tenant, including anything that would leave or cause damage to the building. At The Bailiff Company we will deal with all enquiries by the tenant and will allow them access (at their cost) to remove items of their personal property.


To instruct The Bailiff Company to carry out a commercial lease forfeiture simply complete the online Warrant to Forfeit. Then email the completed warrant to and we will send a confirmation of receipt by return.

To find out more about any of our commercial services contact us today.


Leeds: 0113 418 2817
Newcastle: 0191 449 0315
Midlands: 0115 722 2817
Manchester: 0161 327 2814
Birmingham: 0121 769 0512
London: 020 3663 5116


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Berrington House,
1 Selby Place, Skelmersdale,
Lancashire, WN8 8EF

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