Forfeiture and possession
The ultimate sanction for a landlord, freeholder or resident management company when there are unresolved breaches of lease such as unpaid ground rents or service charges is to threaten to exercise the right of forfeiture which will bring the lease to an end and entitle the landlords or freeholder or RMC to repossess the property with no compensation to the leaseholders.
If arrears cannot be settled before that stage, at SLC Solicitors we have a dedicated team specialising in forfeiture proceedings and enforcing warrants for possession.
Where forfeiture is not possible or it does not secure the funds the preferred method of enforcement is bailiff attendance or by High Court enforcement officers. At SLC Solicitors we have a highly trained unit dealing specifically with enforcement of judgments using the most effective mechanism to secure payments quickly. In the rare cases where physical possession of property is necessary our team have high success rates in securing possession.