Distress For Rent

Our class “B” auctioneer license allows us to readily Levy Distress for Rent against defaulting tenants. Levy of Distress for Rent refers to the act of seizing tenant’s property to recover rent arrears. The Distress for Rent Act Chapter 293 Laws of Kenya gives the Landlord power to authorize his/her licensed Auctioneer to seize the assets of the tenant to recover owed rent arrears.

This is non-judicial remedy available to landlords. The landlord only needs to authorize Upstate Kenya Auctioneers in writing for us to commence the recovery process. The landlord may instruct us directly or through his agents. We have executed several distresses for rent instructions over the years thereby recovering large sums of rent arrears to the benefit of our clients. In distress for rent, our license covers Nairobi, Thika, Kiambu, Machakos and Kajiado districts.

Upstate Kenya Auctioneers has the necessary knowledge and expertise in distress for rent service spanning from 1998. We widely understand the provisions of the Distress for Rent Act Cap 293. We guarantee that all assignments placed with us will attract maximum attention and will be handled professionally as per the set legal standards. We are privileged to be in the panel of leading Estate Agents in Nairobi who include; Seb Estates Ltd, Mamuka Valuers, Mencia Management Ltd, Charcon Properties Ltd, Masterways Properties Ltd, Lakeways Estates Ltd, Ninjah Enterprises Ltd, Sunland Estates Ltd, Chabrin Agencies, Gembug Commercial Agencies Ltd  to name but a few.  We also receive distress for rent instructions from individual landlords or through their lawyers.

We offer timely updates to our instructing parties on assignment progression from the service of the distress notice up to removal and sale of the distressed property. After the sale we give a comprehensive report on the entire process and the statement of recovered rent arrears. We offer free advice and counsel to our clients on matters relating to Distress for Rent service.