Landlord & Tenant

Landlord & Tenant We at Steen O’Reilly act for both Landlords and Tenants regarding all aspects of Leasing or Renting of all types of Property, including Commercial Properties, Residential Properties, Offices, Hotels, Factories and Farm Land.    We advise in relation to the drafting and negotiation of the terms of new Leases on behalf of either Landlords or Tenants. If you are considering investing in a new business which will be run on a premises which is already leased, we can advise you on the terms and conditions that you will be obliged to comply with in relation to the running of your business on that premises. If a Tenant has been in occupation of commercial premises for a minimum of five years, they may be entitled to what is called “Business Equity Relief” which means an entitlement to a new Lease, even if the term of the original Lease has expired.   The terms and conditions of many Leases are extremely complicated. It is important that, if you are being asked to enter into a Lease arrangement, you obtain our advice so that you can have a clear grasp and understanding of your obligations to your Landlord. If you are the Landlord we can ensure that your interest is adequately and comprehensively protected under the Terms and Conditions of the Lease.   We advise in all aspects of Landlord and Tenant Legislation, including; Statutory rights to renew commercial leases under existing Landlord & Tenant Legislation. Statutory rights for compensation for improvements and disturbance. The rights to assign or transfer the Lease to a third party. The Tenant’s obligations to repair and...

The Civil Partnership

The Civil Partnership The Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligation of Cohabitants Act 2010 became law on January 1st 2011. It incorporates two very important new developments: The Act has reformed the law in relation to people involved in same-sex relationships. Such couples who wish to make a permanent commitment to one another may now enter into a Civil Partnership. People who have committed themselves to a Civil Partnership now have the same legal rights and entitlements as husbands and wives in relation to property, taxation and inheritance and similar rights in relation to Separation and Divorce It reforms how Cohabiting couples who are living together in an intimate and committed relationship are to be treated. Cohabiting Couples have not been given the same rights but their relationship now creates certain specific legal rights and entitlements if the parties involved can prove that they are Qualified Cohabitants. Each Cohabitants rights depends on the particular circumstances of their own specific relationship. If you have any queries on your rights under this novel and very important piece of legislation, please contact our Family Law specialist Ms Dara Fitzsimons at...

Multi Units Development

Multi-Units Development Act 2011 This Act, commonly referred to as, “The MUD Act” was commenced by Ministerial Order on the 1st April 2011 and was enacted in order to address many short-comings of the common legal structures used in Multi Unit Developments, to provide a statutory framework to regulate the operation of Management Companies and to provide effective redress where difficulties arise.   The Act is divided into a number of Schedules to deal with specific types of developments.  Some important definitions contained in the Act must be considered.  They are as follows: “Common Areas” means all those parts of a MUD designated, or which it is intended to designate as common areas and including where relevant all structural parts of a building and shall include, in particular: the external walls, foundations and roofs of internal load bearing walls; the entrance halls, landings, lifts, lift shafts, staircases and passages; the access roads, footpaths, kerbs, paved, planted and landscaped areas and boundary walls; Architectural and water features; Such other areas which are from time to time provided for common use and enjoyment by the owners of the Units, their servants, agents, tenants and licensees; All ducts and conduits other than such ducts and conduits within or serving only one Unit in the Development; Cisterns, tanks, sewers, drains, pipes, wires, central heating boilers other than such items within and serving only one Unit in the development. The Developer can retain certain flexibility to decide what should be included or excluded from a Common Area with the proviso that there are provisions in the Act which restrict the omission of parts of the...
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