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Have you served notice for them to pay, as they are in arrears please?
They have paid rent in full on a monthly basis, but they have stopped paying the vat. i did not know this until my accountant checked
they owe 5400
Ok - I assume the lease allows for re-entry if they fail to make a payment or late?
i have served a letter informing them that they owe 5400
to be honest, they are very bad people, they have already taken me for several hundred thousand pounds prior to me selling my shares in the company
Ok - then you don't need to do anything else.
part of the agreement was for me to allow them to rent my building
You just need to instruct a certified bailiff to take possession
As its commercial you do not need a Court Order
If it was a private dwelling you would need a Court Order
so as long as i have sent a letter giving them a date to pay by, and they have not cleared the debt.
But commercial you do not
i just instruct a bailiff
You can just take possession
But yes, use a certified bailiff
Can I clarify anything else?
i thought it would be much harder. and as long as they have not paid on the date, i can instruct a bailiff, go there, change the locks and they are out ?
and i won't go to jail or they can't sue me for loss of earnings afterwards ?
You wont go to jail for any civil debt
But use a certified bailiff
thank you so much.
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