COVID-19 Ireland Update: Considerations For Commercial Landlords And Tenants – Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Ireland – Mondaq News Alerts

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The provisions of a particular commercial lease always need to be considered in order to determine the obligations of landlords and tenants during a crisis such as COVID-19.

Introduction

The provisions of a particular commercial lease always need to be considered in order to determine the obligations of landlords and tenants during a crisis such as COVID-19.  In essence, the provisions of the lease in question and any relevant legislation will determine the legal position of the parties.  From a commercial perspective however, it is clearly in the interests of both parties to seek to protect their respective investments and therefore to act in as fair and as reasonable a manner as is possible under the circumstances. 

To date, the Irish Government has not sought to interfere in the commercial relationship between landlords and tenants. 

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