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  • Future proofing your commercial lease
    As a commercial landlord, your premises are a source of income and this comes from the rent paid by the tenant. In the majority of cases, this will be paid every month without issue. But situations can arise where the tenant stops paying the rent. Therefore, prior to them moving into the property, it is […] The post Future proofing your commercial lease appeared first on Able Investigations.
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  • Is there a time limit for recovering a debt?
    Recovering debt is a complicated process, so it is extremely useful to know whether you are under a time limit when attempting to regain any monies owed. The Limitation Act 1980 The Limitation Act 1980 is the act responsible for outlining any time limits around which a creditor can collect money from a debtor. The […] The post Is there a time limit for recovering a debt? appeared first on Able Inv...
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  • What powers do HCEOs have to enter a premises?
    There are many stories surrounding High Court Enforcement Officers (HCEOs), often known as bailiffs, surrounding what they can and cannot do. HCEOs work for the courts and have clear rules about what they can and cannot do. Here is an overview of what powers they have to enter a premises. Why HCEOs might visit HCEOs […] The post What powers do HCEOs have to enter a premises? appeared first on Able...
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  • Practical advice for approaching trespassers
    It is important for property owners to be always prepared to handle a trespassing situation, however each situation should be analysed and handled in its own unique way. The goal should always be to ensure that everyone is safe and property is not stolen or vandalised. How to act upon discovering a trespasser on your […] The post Practical advice for approaching trespassers appeared first on Able ...
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  • What should be in a Status or Pre-sue report?
    Before commencing proceedings to recover owed money, it is important to find out if the debt is recoverable in the first place. You do not want to go through an entire court process only to realise that the person or entity that owes you money is unable to pay you. That means you must find […] The post What should be in a Status or Pre-sue report? appeared first on Able Investigations.
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  • Dealing with protestors on your land
    All democratic societies embrace the right to peaceful protest and our country is no exception. It is perfectly legal for people to gather and express their views as long as they are not breaking any law(s). For example, if the gathering descends into a situation where the rights of others are being infringed upon, then […] The post Dealing with protestors on your land appeared first on Able Inves...
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  • Making sure you choose the right residential tenants
    Having a residential property is one thing, finding the right tenants is another altogether. While the thought of earning a rental income from your property is an enticing one, some tenants have the potential to make your life a living hell. With the high demand for property to rent ever increasing, it is essential that […] The post Making sure you choose the right residential tenants appeared fir...
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  • Merits of outsourcing legal papers
    When it comes to serving legal papers, the time limit is a crucial factor. It is not uncommon for an entire legal case to hinge on whether papers were served within the stipulated timeframe or not, as well as adhere to the correct legal procedures. It is these challenges that have made it prudent for […] The post Merits of outsourcing legal papers appeared first on Able Investigations.
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  • Can a landlord enter a commercial property to forfeit their lease?
    Any time a lessee of a commercial property breaches the lease agreement (by not paying rent on time) the landlord has every right to forfeit the lease. In fact, the landlord can instruct a Certificated Enforcement Officer who is permitted by law to enter the property to prevent the Tenant from re-entering. For any other […] The post Can a landlord enter a commercial property to forfeit their lease...
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  • Are there laws surrounding what goods can and cannot be repossessed?
    Most aspects of being an enforcement officer are carefully legislated to protect all parties involved in the process and the repossession of goods is not exempt from this. There are firm laws that dictate what can and cannot be taken in terms of goods to cover an outstanding debt and Able Investigations always works within […] The post Are there laws surrounding what goods can and cannot be reposs...
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  • The benefits of choosing a more experienced enforcement agency
    Most businesses will hope to go through their career without needing the services of an enforcement agency but for some types of business, it is a sad part of life. When it comes to hiring an enforcement agency, it is not always best to just go with the first company you come across because they […] The post The benefits of choosing a more experienced enforcement agency appeared first on Able Inve...
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  • Using common law for evictions
    A trespasser is defined as someone who enters a person’s land or property without the landowner’s permission. As a landowner, you have two main options in order to evict trespasser(s) which we will take you through. Can the police help? Because trespass on your land is a civil offence and not a criminal one, you […] The post Using common law for evictions appeared first on Able Investigations.
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  • What does reasonable force mean for enforcement agents?
    Although many people may have heard the phrase “reasonable force” before, this is most likely in the context of a homeowner defending themselves from an intruder. However, for enforcement agents, the definition of reasonable force is markedly different. Enforcement agents are permitted to enter a building if they can get in using an unlocked door […] The post What does reasonable force mean for en...
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  • What is a Certificated Enforcement Officer?
    A Certificated Enforcement Officer is someone who can do the job often referred to as a bailiff but also has the qualifications and experience to show they do the job properly and within all the applicable laws. When you or your company employ an enforcement officer, you should always check they are certified to protect […] The post What is a Certificated Enforcement Officer? appeared first on Abl...
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  • Securing Your Site After Removing Travellers
    Having to deal with squatters in your commercial premises or travellers settling on your land is a stressful process. Making sure that it can’t happen again should be a priority once the eviction has been carried out. Preventing re-entry Once eviction has been carried out, the possibility of re-entry is typically higher in the period […] The post Securing Your Site After Removing Travellers appear...
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  • What must a landlord do if they find a tenant doesn’t have the “right to rent”?
    If a landlord discovers that their tenant does not have the ‘right to rent’ under the Immigration Act of 2014 or who isn’t a relevant national, they must follow the proper legal process to evict a tenant. The new legislation passes more power to landlords, giving them the power to evict tenants who have been […] The post What must a landlord do if they find a tenant doesn’t have the “right to rent...
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  • Do squatters have a right to stay in unoccupied premises?
    Residential squatters The offence of squatting is committed when a person (1) is in a residential building as a trespasser; (2) knows or ought to know that he or she is a trespasser, and (3) is living in the building or intends to live there for any period. A person that is found guilty of […] The post Do squatters have a right to stay in unoccupied premises? appeared first on Able Investigations.
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  • How can you find out if a tenant has the “right to rent” your residential property?
    If you are renting out a property, you are responsible for checking if your tenant has the “right to rent”. This means they must be “present lawfully in accordance with immigration laws.” You must check all tenants or lodgers aged 18 and over, even if: The tenant is not named on the tenancy agreement There […] The post How can you find out if a tenant has the “right to rent” your residential prope...
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  • Can you forfeit a lease after using CRAR?
    Commercial rent arrears recovery (CRAR) and forfeiture are two methods of dealing with tenants who are not paying their rent when it is due. Forfeiture Forfeiture is the process of cancelling a commercial lease. Normally written into the contract between the landlords and the tenants, the lease can be forfeited if the rent has not […] The post Can you forfeit a lease after using CRAR? appeared fir...
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  • Can you use CRAR if renting a commercial premises under a verbal lease?
    One of the regulations surrounding commercial rent arrears recovery (CRAR) is that the lease must be in writing. Obviously, by its nature, a verbal lease is not in writing, therefore CRAR cannot be used. However, there are still other options available to landlords. Verbal leases If you have formed a verbal/oral lease agreement, then our […] The post Can you use CRAR if renting a commercial premis...
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  • ISO Certification
    We are pleased to announce that due to our high-quality customer service, Able Investigations & Enforcements have been awarded an ISO 9001 Certification. As one of the leading authorities in our field, this certification shows we are living up to the high standards we set ourselves and consistently deliver a valuable service for our clients. […] The post ISO Certification appeared first on Able In...
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  • Can I use CRAR to recover rent from a subtenant?
    When you let a commercial property, it is important to maintain a regular cash flow through regular rent payments. However, there are situations when the tenants fail to pay, and in this case, recovering what you are owed isn’t always straightforward. Subtenants One of the situations that landlords often find themselves in is recovering rent […] The post Can I use CRAR to recover rent from a subte...
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  • How long is a CCJ enforceable for?
    If you have managed to enforce on a person or business that owes you money, you may wonder how much time you have to get your money. According to the Limitation Act, a creditor can only pursue an outstanding County Court Judgement for six years from the date of the judgement without having to ask […] The post How long is a CCJ enforceable for? appeared first on Able Investigations.
  • Can an HCEO force entry into a property?
    Forced entry by High Court Enforcement Officers (HCEOs) is something that needs to be treated with considerable caution when it comes to recovering any outstanding debts. There are times when the officer needs to get inside the premises for enforcement to be successful and goods to be seized. However, there are strict regulations around what […] The post Can an HCEO force entry into a property? ap...
  • Is there an easy way to recover outstanding rent?
    Collecting outstanding rent from commercial tenants is never an easy task, but with the right kind of professional help, you can recover commercial rent arrears with excellent results. As there are several statutory procedures available for this purpose in the UK, it is important to know the differences between them and choose the right one […] The post Is there an easy way to recover outstanding ...
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  • How to be compliant with service legislation
    A new law has been implemented in the UK that gives the UK state the powers to monitor citizens through surveillance. The changes have provided the state, police and spies new ways in which private communications can be gathered along with other types of data in order to deal with terrorism, crime and other threats […] The post How to be compliant with service legislation appeared first on Able In...
  • What is the difference between a County Court and a High Court?
    Court proceedings to recover a debt or evict trespassers can be complex, which is why it is essential to understand which processes you need to use and which court you need to use to obtain orders. While our team of certificated enforcement officers can advise on which forms you need to apply for and where […] The post What is the difference between a County Court and a High Court? appeared first ...
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  • What to do if you discover squatters on return to work
    If your business shuts down completely during a festive break, quiet season, or for term time holidays, then unfortunately, on the return to work, you always run the risk of discovering squatters. Dealing with squatters at any time can be a stressful experience, and can be especially stressful if returning to work after a relaxing […] The post What to do if you discover squatters on return to work...
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  • How our bailiffs work
    If deciding whether to seek assistance from an enforcement agency, it is worth understanding how they will help and work with you. While our team work differently depending on the case, here is a brief overview of how our bailiffs (now known as enforcement officers) and the rest of our team work to help you. […] The post How our bailiffs work appeared first on Able Investigations.
  • When do I need a pre-sue report?
    When it comes to collecting a debt, there are many different avenues and methods available that can help you to retrieve any losses but sometimes these can prove unsuccessful. What underpins all your attempts is whether your debtor has the financial ability to repay the debt and this is something that you are likely to […] The post When do I need a pre-sue report? appeared first on Able Investigat...
  • Do I need an Affidavit?
    The term affidavit has the unusual distinction of being a legal term many people have probably heard before. In Latin affidavit basically means “to swear an oath” which is exactly what an affidavit is. An affidavit is a sworn document that can be used as evidence in court, often when the person is not able […] The post Do I need an Affidavit? appeared first on Able Investigations.
  • Able Investigations assist local church group in tricky eviction
    Recently, we were tasked with helping a local charity regain control of their property near the city centre. A complex situation arose when squatters occupied the building. From then on, a local minister took steps to request occupants leave the premises, however, after they refused to leave a court order was approved. Complex Situation The […] The post Able Investigations assist local church grou...
  • Understanding the right to rent
    The “right to rent” was introduced in the Immigration Act 2014 (2014 Act) and cemented in July 2016 by the Immigration Act 2016 (2016 Act). So residential landlords are clear on the new legislation and what it means to them and their rental properties, we’ve covered the following:   What is the “right to rent”? […] The post Understanding the right to rent appeared first on Able Investigations.
  • 2016 Festive Opening Times for Able Investigations
    This year, on Christmas and Boxing Day, you will be unable to get in touch with our team by calling our main phone number as our offices will be shut on Sunday the 25th and  Monday the 26th December. If you do happen to need emergency assistance, you can contact Steve Wood on 07721 460028, […] The post 2016 Festive Opening Times for Able Investigations appeared first on Able Investigations.
  • What happens to goods once they are seized?
    If you are owed money from a debtor that cannot repay the money owed, seizing goods is often the next step in the process. Upon issue of a Writ of Control from the Court, certificated bailiffs can enter the debtor’s home. From there, the debtor and enforcement officer can either decide on a settlement plan […] The post What happens to goods once they are seized? appeared first on Able Investigatio...
  • The four stages of a writ of control
    If you are in a position where you need to recover money owed to you, but know the debtor does not have the funds to pay, then it is likely you will need to seize goods to cover their debt. Using a high court order called a writ of control allows you to take control […] The post The four stages of a writ of control appeared first on Able Investigations.
  • What is the law surrounding car repossessions?
    You have a signed finance agreement on your desk from a customer who bought a car and drove it away from the car lot with a big smile on his face. But a couple of years down the line he realised it was a bit out of his price range or his circumstances changed, so […] The post What is the law surrounding car repossessions? appeared first on Able Investigations.
  • What to do when squatters reside in your holiday park
    As winter is often ‘down season’ for holiday parks, they can easily become targets for squatters. Once these uninvited guests have taken up residence it can be difficult to remove them, so if you are a holiday park owner your approach should be two-fold. Do all you can to prevent squatters entering the premises Make […] The post What to do when squatters reside in your holiday park appeared first ...
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  • Able Investigations rescue abandoned pony
    During a recent land repossession, Able Investigations were faced with an abandoned pony in need of a new home. When visiting the site to help our client retake control of their land with a High Court possession order, Able Investigations noticed the presence of a small pony who was owned by the occupiers. We quickly […] The post Able Investigations rescue abandoned pony appeared first on Able Inv...

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