Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery

On 6 April 2014 the ancient Laws of Distress, which had been in need of modernisation, were replaced by a new regime known as Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery (CRAR).

The process of change began in 2007 with the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 (TCEA2007) which set out the basic details as to how CRAR would work. The general election came and all appeared to go quiet until, in July 2013 the Taking Control of Goods Regulations 2013 were published, paving the way for CRAR.