Landlord & Tenant Law

Landlord & Tenant Law Solicitors Waterford

The rights of landlords and tenants can come into conflict but it is important to note that both have rights arising out of contract and statute. The relationship may be that of a commercial letting or a residential letting of property. Depending on the type of premises, different legal arrangements defined by contract and statute law exist. Case law and common law are other factors.

The Private Residential Tenancy Board has a hands-on role in the determination of disputes referable to residential tenancies. The rights and obligations of landlords and tenants can be quite onerous under this piece of legislation. Tenants of commercial premises acquire additional rights determined by the length of their occupation of the premises by agreement or otherwise. Given the fact that the value of a commercial property can be adversely affected by such tenancies, proper advice at the outset is advisable.

Equally, the tenant of a residential property can also acquire rights over time and proper care needs to be taken on the drawing up of residential tenancy agreements. It is also important to review the ongoing legal relationship between such persons on a regular basis to ensure the contract reflects what the parties actually wish to achieve as opposed to what the document actually states.

 

For more advice:

Danny Morrissey at  dmorrissey@dobbynmccoy.com – Tel. No. (051) 874087
Gerard O’Connor at goconnor@dobbynmccoy.com – Tel. No. (051) 874087
Edel Morrissey at emorrissey@dobbynmccoy.com – Tel. No. (051) 390044