A practical approach to rental agreements is needed

Landlords and tenants must work together to overcome difficulties in the retail market, writes Keiron Diamond

13th February, 2010

The news from the Central Bank that Ireland will move from recession to recovery by the end of the year is obviously very welcome. However, retailers have suffered serious damage to their business over the last two years, and their recovery will be slow.

The biggest single impediment to a recovery in the fortunes of retailers and their staff is the excessive levels of rent that they have contracted to pay.

The growth in rental...

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