Business lease or rent arrears

​If you fall behind with rent payments on your business lease, it is very important to make an arrangement to pay back your arrears. If you do not do this your business landlord could take action to recover the arrears or action to evict you from your business premises.

Business lease or rent arrears are a priority debt. You can find out how to deal with business lease or rent arrears at Step 3 of our Four simple steps to dealing with your debts.

Your business landlord can take this action very quickly and may not need to go to court to do this. Business Debtline can give you advice and information on the types of action your business landlord can take against you and how you can negotiate with them to pay what you owe. If you have business lease or rent arrears, contact us for advice.

Dealing with your priority debts and Business rent

See our fact sheet:

Business property leases.




This fact sheet explains what your landlord can and cannot do if you have rent arrears. It also tells you how you can deal with the debt.

Use this fact sheet to:

  • understand what action your landlord can take to recover arrears;
  • understand how your landlord could evict you from your business premises; and
  • help you negotiate with your landlord to pay the debt back.