COVID-19: Real Estate
16 April 2020
As the COVID-19 crisis continues, businesses across all sectors are being faced with extremely difficult decisions. Now more than ever, built environment sector participants need to rely on expert legal advice to help them successfully navigate a myriad of unique and challenging issues.
As the largest Real Estate team in Ireland, we offer extensive expertise critical for structuring complex real estate transactions during these uncertain times. If you would like to discuss the potential impact of the crisis on your existing or contemplated real estate investments, contact a member of our Real Estate team.
Built Environment Webinar Series: Landlord & Tenant Update
We will host the first in our series of Built Environment webinars for 2021 on Thursday 8 April at 11am, looking at recent developments and trends in commercial and residential leases.
Transacting Nursing Homes - Market Trends & Deal Structures
We hosted our Transacting Nursing Homes: Market Trends & Deal Structures webinar on Wednesday 11 November.
When PRS Meets the RTB: Avoiding Common Pitfalls
We hosted our When PRS Meets the RTB: Avoiding Common Pitfalls webinar taking place on Wednesday 27 May.
Built Environment & Property Development Finance in Light of COVID-19
On Thursday, 30 April we hosted a webinar discussing Built Environment & Property Development Finance in Light of COVID-19.
Built Environment & Construction in Light of COVID-19
On Monday, 20 April we hosted a webinar discussing Built Environment & Construction in light of COVID-19.
COVID-19:COVID-19: Built Environment & Commercial Landlords & Tenants
We hosted a live webinar looking at the latest developments in Built Environment and Commercial Landlords & Tenants in light of the current COVID-19 crisis.
COVID-19: Built Environment and Residential Landlords & Tenants
We hosted a live webinar on 8 April looking at the latest developments in Built Environment and Residential Landlords & Tenants in light of the current COVID-19 crisis.
Keeping Afloat in 2021: Hotels, Restaurants and Licensed Premises
When the government initially called on pubs, restaurants and other licenced premises to close on 15 March 2020 due to the spread of COVID-19, it might have been hard to believe that nearly one year later, their doors would still be shut.
Built Environment Update: Challenge and Opportunity in 2021
2020 challenged everyone involved in the Built Environment sector in Ireland and changed it, perhaps forever. In this ‘3,2,1 Review’, we look at three trends which stood out in 2020 focussing on retail, hospitality, construction and the residential market.
New COVID-19 Measures for Residential Tenancies and What they Mean for Tenants and Landlords
In recognition of the on-going pandemic and its effect on the residential tenancy sector in particular the ability of certain tenants to pay rent, existing protections have been extended albeit with certain revisions and exemptions.
Real Estate Update: Code of Conduct Published for Commercial Tenancies in Ireland Impacted by COVID-19
The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation recently published a Code of Conduct to be observed by both landlords and tenants.
Grants Galore – Fáilte Ireland and Enterprise Ireland Offer New Assistance for Businesses
New grant schemes were announced last week which are aimed at assisting businesses in adapting their premises or business plan to adhere to government guidelines and successfully trade whilst observing social distancing.
Real Estate Update: Uncertainty Ends – Terminations of Commercial Leases Not Prohibited
The Residential Tenancies and Valuation Act 2020 (the “new Act”) came into force on 1 August 2020. This new Act primarily deals with residential tenancies and creates various protections for residential tenants.
Attention Residential Landlords and Tenants - New Laws on Rent Freezes and Evictions
The Residential Tenancies and Valuation Act 2020 (the “Act”) was signed by the President of Ireland and came into force on 1 August 2020.
No Thaw on Rent Freeze – Extension of Emergency Period for Tenants
The prohibition on rent increases and tenancy terminations has been extended to 20 July 2020, providing continued protection to residential tenants from rent increases and evictions. We look at this development and how it may continue to provide unintended protection to commercial tenants.
The Return to the “New Normal” in the Irish Planning System
We examine how the Irish planning system intends to operate as it emerges from the COVID-19 crisis.
Social Housing, the Residential Tenancies Acts and COVID-19
How do the Residential Tenancies Acts apply to tenancies entered into by Approved Housing Bodies? And how are these obligations changed by the COVID-19 crisis? We set out a helpful roadmap for those investing in the social housing sector.
Real Estate | When is a Pub a Restaurant?
Are pubs entitled to open before 10 August 2020? We look at how pubs and licensed premises are becoming creative to start trading again while facilitating social distancing.
Real Estate | Searching for Searches
A number of state registries and offices were forced to close in light of COVID-19. This caused delays in completing standard searches and filings typically associated with real estate and lending transactions. We look at the current position with the various offices and registries in which searches are typically carried out and filings made.
Real Estate | Commercial Real Estate and COVID-19 Health and Safety Concern
As Irish businesses prepare to return to work following the COVID-19 crisis, we consider how health and safety laws might apply to commercial real estate.
Real Estate | Tenants Entitled to Stay at Home – New Government Emergency Measure for Rental Sector Enacted
On 27 March 2020 the President signed the Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Act 2020 (“the Act”). The act was debated in both Houses of the Oireachtas and signed within the space of two days.
Real Estate | Staying Alive – Hotels, Restaurants and Licensed Premises
Without the ability to trade, what can the owner of a hotel or licensed premises do to safeguard the survival of their business? We provide some practical tips during this challenging period.
Real Estate | COVID-19 and the Effects on Retail
We look at some of the already substantial effects the COVID-19 crisis has had on landlords and tenants in the retail sector and the legal considerations that might be relevant to actions that tenants have taken or plan to take.
Real Estate | Tenants Entitled to Stay at Home – New Government Emergency Measures for Rental Sector Enacted
The Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Act 2020 has been drafted, debated and introduced at speed. We briefly examine the scope of the measures as they relate to residential tenants and their landlords.
Real Estate | Temporary Rental Sector Measures Imminent
We look at the anticipated measures to be introduced by the Irish Government by way of emergency legislation.