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    We own commercial premises and the tenant has moved out and refusing to pay any rent. The lease expires next year July 2020. We exercised peaceable entry yesterday by changing the locks and notifying the tenant as the rent had been and paid for more than 14 days.

    We have used the rent deposit to cover the rent arrears as much as possible but there is still a shortfall of about £400.

    Would I go through courts to recover the debt? If so can I do that now or do i wait for 6 months after the time for relief from forfeiture passes?

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    You can sue now. The rent is due whether or not relief is granted.


      Thank you for reply much appreciated


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