Plan to challenge rent review rules

Retailers plan to challenge the constitutionality of the practice of upward-only rent reviews in commercial leases.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
13th February, 2010

Retailers plan to challenge the constitutionality of the practice of upward-only rent reviews in commercial leases.

Retail Excellence Ireland (REI),which represents hundreds of retailers, confirmed that it had taken legal advice on the issue on behalf of its members and that retailers were looking for emergency legislation to be introduced.

‘‘We want to see the upward only clause deemed null and void at the time the lease is reviewed,” said David Fitzsimons of REI....

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