Posts By: Klick Design

Penham Excel to exhibit at the IRRV Revenues & Enforcement Conference and Exhibition 2016

Penham Excel will be in attendance at the IRRV Revenues and Enforcement Conference 2016 to be held at Harrogate’s Majestic Hotel on the 24th and 25th May 2016. A wide range of issues affecting Revenues and Enforcement practitioners will be addressed at the conference. Some of the topics up for discussion include non-domestic rates, fall-out from the… Read more »

Commercial properties with a residential element

Commercial properties with a residential element attached created an unforeseen consequence when the Tribunal Courts & Enforcement Act 2007 (“the Act”) came into force in 2014. Prior to the commencement of the Act bailiffs (now enforcement agents) could be sent in to commercial properties and goods could be levied upon and removed to cover any… Read more »

New communication technology to aid collections

At Penham Excel, we are committed to ongoing investment in new technology to ensure we continue to offer the best possible service and collection rates for our clients. Within the communications industry, Cloud-based services have emerged as the leading alternative to premise-based systems due in large part to their flexibility, accelerated deployment time and cost-effective… Read more »

Notices & possession proceedings – help for Landlords

Recent figures show that 49% of landlords have experienced rental arrears in the last 12 months and 36% of landlords are worried about instances in the months ahead. Penham Excel’s legal partners Wilkin Chapman has a dedicated team advising landlords on all tenancy issues including: preparing tenancy agreements, serving notices, taking court action to remove troublesome… Read more »

Travellers on your land? We can remove them

Discovering travellers have set up an illegal encampment on your land can be very stressful and in some cases intimidating. An unauthorised encampment is where any person camps in caravans, vans, trailers or any other moveable accommodation on land that they do not own, and where they do not have permission to reside. If travellers have… Read more »

Final Clarification on CRAR VAT Charges

After many months the industry has been given final guidance on the application of VAT to Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery (CRAR) fees. Confirmation has now been issued by HMRC that VAT invoices for CRAR fees should not be issued to tenants. It has been confirmed that VAT should only be charged in transactions between a… Read more »

Government seeks to improve efficiency of council tax collection

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) is calling for views on how to improve the efficiency of council tax collection. The purpose of the consultation is to seek views on the government’s proposals to facilitate improvements in the collection and enforcement process in business rates and council tax. The consultation is aimed at… Read more »

Bankruptcy petition level increases

The Government has today increased the minimum level of debt that can force people into bankruptcy from £750.00 to £5,000. The plans, which were first announced in January 2015 and took effect from 1 October, are expected to prevent more than 3,000 people per year being declared bankrupt. It’s the first time in nearly 30… Read more »

Recovering rent arrears quicker

As we go into the new rent quarter it is encouraging for our clients to note that the trend for the majority of commercial tenants to respond to our CRAR (Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery) seven day enforcement notice is continuing thus removing the need for an Enforcement Officer to physically attend commercial premises. Conversely in… Read more »

CRAR Service Charges & Insurance Debt Collections

Since the new Taking Control of Goods Regulations came into force we are aware that our clients have found it difficult to collect CRAR Service Charges and Insurance debts. We have worked tirelessly hard to come up with a solution and are now pleased to confirm that we have teamed up with leading law firm… Read more »