A Forfeiture Of Lease means the terminating of a lease prior to the contractual termination date because of a breach in the lease terms by the tenant.
The effect of forfeiture is that the lease ends from the date of forfeiture and all future obligations under the lease fall away. In order to be able to forfeit there must firstly be a right to forfeit in the lease (which there will be in almost all cases).
If the breach is non-payment of rent an enforcement agent (acting as the landlord's agent) can enter the property and forfeit the lease by peaceable re-entry although a landlord must first wait until the right to forfeit has arisen. Prior to being able to forfeit the rent must be OVER 21 consecutive days late.
If the breach is NOT for non-payment of rent an enforcement agent (acting as the landlord's agent) can enter the property and forfeit the lease by peaceable re-entry immediately, no notice needs to be provided and we can act usually within 48 hours of instruction.
When instructing UK Debt Collect to Forfeit, you also instruct UK Debt Collect to prepare an Inventory of all the assets on the demised premises in order to protect you from any false claims of malicious damage or theft etc. It is upto the Landlord to then arrange with the tenant a time and date to enter the property to remove their assets. Unfortunately you are unable to restrain the goods in lieu of rent.