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Do you have a signed security agreement with the tenant where they have pledged the inventory and machinery as collateral for the lease?
How much to they owe you currently in back rent?
Ok, unfortunately, unless you have a "lock out" clause in your lease that allows you to immediately retake possession upon a default or you have a written security agreement where the tenant pledges the business assets as collateral, you can't legally lien or seize their assets. You would have to sue them for breach of contract, get a judgment, and then you can get the sheriff to levy on any of the business assets, bank accounts, and maybe even the lessor's personal assets if they signed to be personally liable.
So your first step here is to sue them to get a judgment and then pursue collection of that judgment against their assets.
As an aside, in addition to being an attorney, I have also been a landlord for over 26 years...
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