Adams Kids, the children's clothes chain that is up for sale, has refuted UK press reports that landlords have seized control of company stock as a result of unsettled rental negotiations.

The retailer has been looking to vary its rent terms, moving from a quarterly to a monthly upfront payment scheme, after private equity company Bridgepoint Capital had put the chain up for sale in December.

A spokesperson for Adams Kids told just-style that existing leases were up in the air, but that talks were continuing and no goods had been seized.

He said: "The company has negotiated with some landlords and continues to negotiate with others; it is an ongoing process."