Lease Forfeiture & Commercial Evictions in Cornwall

As a commercial landlord or managing agent, chances are that at some point you may need to consider ending a lease early and evicting your tenant. Most commercial leases contain a specific “Forfeiture of Lease” clause allowing the landlord to re-enter if the tenant breaks certain conditions. The most common reason for commercial evictions is non-payment for rent. Provided your tenancy allows for peaceful re-entry, you may have the right to terminate their tenancy agreement early, this is known commonly as lease forfeiture.

If the premises are of purely commercial use and do not have any residential premises attached, then is no need for lengthy court action. Cornwall Bailiffs can act within 24 hours from the day that you instruct us, and may even be able to ensure you do not suffer financial loss from ending the lease early.

Offset Your Costs

When carrying out a lease forfeiture instruction, Cornwall Bailiffs uses a little known but well established legal precedent that may result in you being able to offset your costs or better still, actually profit. The principle is that following forfeiture by peaceable re-entry the tenant’s fixtures revert to the ownership of the landlord, the tenant has no right to remove them. By Cornwall Bailiffs securing fittings within the property, landlords may now be in a position to remove and sell them, or to consider re-letting the premises with the items in situ. This often gives the landlord the option to consider an enhanced rental.

How the Process Works

On the receipt of written instructions, our agents will attend your property alongside a locksmith and gain peaceful entry to the premises. Once inside we will change the locks and carry out an inventory if required, and our agents will display the required notices warning others of the consequences of any unauthorised entry. This will also include details of how goods and chatells ( not fixtures ) which remain at the premises can be claimed back. If required, supervised access to facilitate this can be arranged.

  • Certificated Enforcement Agents conduct the repossession
  • Immediate confirmation of success
  • Written report supplied as required
  • Inventory supplied
  • Replacement locks/padlocks installed by professional
  • Notice of Forfeiture clearly displayed
  • Keys supplied to a nominated contact

If you need commercial tenant eviction by lease forfeiture for non-payment of rent.