Rent review controversy likely to rumble on

The announcement last week that upward only rent reviews are to be banned from February is unlikely to mark the end of the controversy over rents, particularly in the retail sector.

Gillian Nelis

Managing Editor @gnelis
5th December, 2009

The announcement last week that upward only rent reviews are to be banned from February is unlikely to mark the end of the controversy over rents, particularly in the retail sector.

In making the announcement, the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform, Dermot Ahern, described the inclusion of upward-only clauses in business leases as ‘‘deeply entrenched’’.

He said he was looking forward to ‘‘more equitable business arrangements being put in...

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