Publications

What does the presence of COVID-19 mean for owners and occupiers of commercial properties? Part 2

24 March, 2020

There is no “cooling off” period available in times of crisis as far as the Landlord and Tenant relationship is concerned. Landlord and Tenant relationship The Landlord and Tenant relationship is governed by the lease agreement itself and in circumstances such as those we are experiencing at the moment the status quo is preserved. There […]

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What does the presence of COVID-19 mean for owners and occupiers of commercial properties?

23 March, 2020

The arrival of COVID-19 has wide ranging implications for owners, managers and occupiers of commercial buildings. We set out below some of the considerations in the current environment. Who is responsible? The closure order announced by the Government on the 12th March last imposed obligations on colleges, schools and leisure outlets to close their doors […]

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Irish Landlord & Tenant Law: Deed of Renunciation

15 November, 2019

A short synopsis of Irish Landlord and Tenant law relating to the renunciation of a commercial tenants right to a new tenancy and the importance of this legislation from a commercial landlord’s perspective. Under Irish Landlord and Tenant law (namely The Landlord and Tenant (Amendment) Act 1980, amended by the Landlord and Tenant (Amendment) Act […]

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Notice to Quit: Steps to Dismiss Overholding Commercial Tenants

5 November, 2019

A short synopsis of Irish Landlord and Tenant law relating to the termination of a commercial lease in situations where the tenant is “overholding” and the form of notice to be provided by a commercial landlord in these circumstances. Leases may terminate for a number of different reasons, which vary for commercial and residential tenancies. […]

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Legislative Update: Local Government Rates and Other Matters Act 2019

25 September, 2019

Many believe that the recently enacted Local Government Rates and Other Matters Act 2019 (the “Act”) will have negative legal and practical implications for the commercial property sector. Introduction There are concerns that the introduction of this Act will result in landlords and in some cases, lenders incurring increased costs with landlords assuming liability for […]

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