Distress For Rent

Upstate Kenya Auctioneers is a licensed class “B” auctioneer authorized to levy and execute distress for rent on defaulting tenants in both residential and business premises. Levy of Distress for Rent refers to the act of seizing and selling by public auction tenant’s property to recover outstanding rent arrears. The Distress for Rent Act Chapter 293 Laws of Kenya donate the Landlord the power to authorize his/her licensed Auctioneer to seize the assets of the tenant to recover owed rent in arrears.

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

Upstate Kenya Auctioneers has the necessary knowledge and expertise in distress for rent service spanning from 1998. We fully 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 Real Estate Agents in Nairobi.  We also receive distress for rent instructions from individual landlords or through their Advocates.

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.