Law firm requested eviction ban wording to be changed
McCann Fitzgerald contacted the then housing minister Eoghan Murphy requesting that the text be changed to clearly exclude commercial tenants from protection
One of the country’s leading corporate law firms asked for the wording of the Covid-19 emergency legislation to be changed to exclude commercial leases from the eviction ban during the crisis, correspondence shows.
The Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Act 2020 states that “all proposed evictions in all tenancies in the state . . . are prohibited during the operations of the emergency measures in the public interest”.
Legal firms including Arthur Cox,...
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