The hassle of vacated premises

What can landlords do when they're left with a vacated property? Conor Feeney examines an issue which continues to have huge relevance in the Irish market.

18th November, 2012
The hassle of vacated premises
The landlord should avoid painting out the tenant's trading name or other information from the front of the premises. Photo: Thinkstock

More and more commercial tenants, unable to afford rent under leases with time left to run, are simply vacating their premises and returning the keys to the landlord. What can landlords do in such a situation without prejudicing their claim for continuing rent against the tenant?

The issue is whether there has been a surrender of the tenancy under Deasy's Act, a piece of legislation dating back to 1860. The court will look at whether...

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