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I received a letter on my business window from a bail lift

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Hi. I received a letter on my business window from a bail lift company and they changed my lock
Assistant: Where are you? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: Is this legal?
Assistant: What steps have you taken so far?
Customer: I have not done anything yet
Assistant: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: They told me I have to remove my stock

Hello my name is Jamie and I will help you. I am just reviewing your question. This is an email service so there may be delays when responding.

Do you owe money to someone?

Customer: replied 3 days ago.
London
Customer: replied 3 days ago.
I have not paid the rent as I have not received a contract

London whom?

Customer: replied 3 days ago.
I'm based in london
Customer: replied 3 days ago.
Hello

Hello. Do you owe money to someone which is why bailiffs turned up?

Customer: replied 3 days ago.
I don't owe money
Customer: replied 3 days ago.
They changed my lock and told me to take my stock
Customer: replied 3 days ago.
The landlord never game me an agreement
Customer: replied 3 days ago.
?

Have the bailiffs just turned up for no reason then?

This is from the Landlord.

Customer: replied 3 days ago.
I have not paid rent at the property for over 5 years . I have requested a contract many times but never received one. So they just turned up changed the lock. No warnings
Customer: replied 3 days ago.
Do I not need to see a court order?
Customer: replied 3 days ago.
They are not requesting money either. They just want me out

No. Its commercial.

If you have not paid rent that is why the bailiffs have done this.

You have to pay rent even if you have not had a contract.

Its the Landlords property. You can't just stay there free.

No, they do not have to ask for money, they can just ask you to leave.
If you have not paid you have no right to be there. All you can do is apply to Court using form n5a:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/form-n5a-claim-form-for-relief-against-forfeiture

The court will list for hearing and decide whether to allow you to stay.

Can I clarify anything for you about this today, please?

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