For landlords of commercial premises the combined options of peaceably re-entering or distraining in the face of non-payment of rent have always been effective remedies. However, under proposed reforms the landlord's ability to distrain is to be abolished and peaceable re-entry is to be replaced by a notice based procedure. This sea-change to a more tenant friendly regime marks an important time for landlords as everyone gets to grips with how the reforms will operate in practice. As yet there is no date for implementation but landlords will need to begin reviewing their standard documentation.