If this was drafted by a solicitor I would be amazed if the clause was not in there. If it is not, then he cannot do what he proposes without a court order. If he does you could make an emergency application to court to compel him to let you back in.
It may refer to forfeiture or foreclosure. It may not refer to either, it may just talk about the rent being overdue and the landlord re-entering the property and the lease coming to an end or the lease will determine.
You would need to do what a solicitor does and read the lease from end to end in minute detail.
If the clause is in there, that clause is actual notice that if the rent is overdue by more than a certain number of days even if it has not been demanded (the tenant is supposed to pay the rent without being asked) then the landlord can simply enter the property and change the locks. Even if you brought the rent up to date, once the leases forfeit, he does not have to let you back in.
He does have to give you your property back however.
Here is what I’ve said but in a little more detail.
The landlord no longer has the right to sell your goods left behind in the property to pay outstanding rent.
A tenant’s rights in a commercial property are nothing like they are in a residential property. A residential tenant has much more protection than a commercial one.
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