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If it is a standard lease then there will be a forfeiture clause in there which permits you to forfeit the lease and take possession if the rent is outstanding. Look for this clause. It will refer to the amount of days outstanding the rent must be in order to forfeit and also probably state that you can do this whether you formally demand (rent) or not.
If it does then you can simply re-enter the property and taken possession by changing the locks; there is no requirement to apply for a court order for eviction in this case.
There must be arrears of rent in order for you to seize their property under the law of distraint. The amount of goods seized may only be proportionate to the size of the rent arrears. You cannot seize tools of the trade to the value of £150.00. You should try (however pointless) to contact the tenant to offer him the choice to pay to have the goods released to him, if he does not agree or respond within a reasonably time then you are permitted to sell the goods yourself.
Needless to say, if the tenant's interest was registered (ie. Term greater than 7 years) then you will have to apply to the land registry to have the leasehold title closed before you are able to let to a new tenant.
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