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Furniture firm stays in premises after injunction

24 Apr 2020 / business Print

Furniture firm stays in premises after injunction

Dublin solicitors’ firm Sherwin O’Riordan has secured a High Court injunction for a furniture business preventing its eviction from its premises.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the company was threatened with eviction after it was unable to pay its rent this month.

Not permissible

The company argued that the eviction was not permissible under the lease for the premises and the emergency measures introduced by the Government in response to the crisis. The furniture company was granted an injunction to remain in the premises.

David O’Riordan, (pictured) partner and head of litigation in Sherwin O’Riordan said the outcome of the proceedings was positive news for commercial tenants all over the country.

Potential evictions

“A number of businesses are experiencing potential evictions at this time, that is why the terms of leases and contracts are more important than ever now in protecting business owners from eviction,” he added.

As a result of the case, Sherwin O’Riordan, which specialises in providing advice to Irish SMEs has set up an advisory service for businesses who are renting a premises during the pandemic.

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