The relationship of landlord and tenant has become ever more complicated with more and more legislation and regulation governing the relationship.
We recommend that you consult a solicitor before entering into a lease so that the key provisions can be explained to you before the lease is signed. We have acted for both landlords and tenants in a wide variety of property types from letting office blocks to multinationals to the small landlord renting out a buy to let.
If you are a landlord, we can advise you on the importance getting a renunciation of a right to a new tenancy signed by the tenant when agreeing to let a commercial property and prior to them going into possession of the premises.
We will draft the lease and advise on areas that most often lead to a dispute between landlords and tenants. We can explain how break clauses work and what repairing clauses and yielding up clauses mean and the obligations they place on both tenants and landlords.
We will advise on rent review clauses and how they can be drafted fairly for both sides in a landlord and tenant relationship.
It is therefore vital that if you are contemplating leasing a property or purchasing a property with the intention of letting it that you contact us and get expert advice before entering into a lease as this contract will govern the rules of your relationship with your tenant or landlord.
The types of landlord and tenant issues we can advise you are
- Long term leases
- Short Term Lease
- Renunciations and why they are so important
- Assignment (selling a lease to another person) of leases
- Landlord and tenant disputes including issuing proceedings.
- Rent Review Clauses
- Break Clauses
- Surrender of Leases
Our firm is a panel firm for the Residential Tenancies Board and regularly appear in the District Court for both tenants and landlords where one party fails to abide by the terms of a Determination Order once it has issued from the Residential Tenancies Board.
Landlord and Tenant Disputes:
We can advise you on your options and what steps to take if you are in dispute with your tenant or landlord. What steps need to be taken to end the relationship be it a Forfeiter Notice/Notice to Quit for a commercial premises or a Notice of Termination for residential properties and the notice periods required.
If you want to sell your lease to someone else or if your tenant wants to sell the lease to another party we can advise on what type of information you are entitled to seek and any other issues which may arise.
Would mediation be a good option?
If agreement cannot be reached, we can issue proceedings and represent you in court.
Cairbre O’Donnell of our offices qualified as a solicitor in 2005 and also holds a Diploma in Commercial property from the Law Society of Ireland.
Out of office hours appointments available.
*In contentious business a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.