Commenting on the sale Paddy Jordan said “that whilst the quarry does not currently have planning permission there is precedent having been used for the construction of the Cahir By-Pass and the M8 and having considerable reserves of rock much have tremendous potential because of its accessibility to the road network”.
POST AUCTION PRESS RELEASE - Cottage and Yard on c. 23 Acres, Prospect & Sherlockstown, Sallins, Co. Kildare
This lot has extensive road frontage and is bounded by the River Liffey. Laid out in 3 divisions with great shelter, it has wonderful views towards the Dublin Mountains. Its location beside Straffan Village makes it a good long term investment. Guide price is €12k.
LOT 2: c. 87 acres
This lot has extensive frontage onto the Celbridge Road and is laid out in 6 divisions with tremendous shelter. This lot joins Lot 3 and is across the road from Lot 1. Guide price is €10k - €12k per acre.
LOT 3: c. 67 acres
POST AUCTION PRESS RELEASE - C. 58 ACRES AT LADYTOWN AND 48.75 ACRES AT MOORETOWN, NAAS, CO. KILDARE
Situated approximately 200 metres from the world famous Curragh Plains and Moorefield GAA grounds, this is a great location in close proximity to the surrounding towns of Newbridge (c.2 miles) and Kildare (c.3 miles). Good road and rail links are closeby with the M7 Motorway access c. ½ mile at Junction 12, bus route and train service from Newbridge or Kildare.
POST AUCTION PRESS RELEASE - Woodville on c. 18 Acres and 100 Acres at Meelick, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
PRESS RELEASE - 24.192 Acres and 95.480 Acres at Kilmartin & Ballaghmore, Borris in Ossory, Co. Laois
PRESS RELEASE - POST AUCTION - Farmhouse on c. 6.5 Acres at Thomastown, Ballyshannon, Kilcullen, Co. Kildare
For further details, please call Jordan Auctioneers on 045-433550.
“Copperfield House” is approached by a recessed entrance through electric gates to a gravel drive with gardens laid out mainly in lawns enclosed by trees and hedges offering a private secluded setting. The mature gardens are a feature of the property which also has the benefit of a tarmacadam enclosed tennis court, detached garage with office and fronts onto the Canal. Built c. 1991 extending to c. 3,400 sq.ft. of spacious family living accommodation with PVC double glazed windows, oil fired central heating, oak fitted kitchen and solid fuel store.
Situated in a much sought after location on the Newbridge Road out of Naas only a short drive from the M7 Motorway access at Junction 10 providing a speedy access to the Capital, along with the bus route on the Newbridge Road and commuter rail service from Sallins direct to City Centre. Naas has a wealth of amenities closeby with good restaurants and pubs, shopping including Kalu, Harvey Norman, Currys, Power City, B & Q, Woodies, Tesco, Supervalu, Argos, Boots, Aldi, Ldil and Heatons to name but a few. Local sporting activities include GAA, tennis, rugby, hockey, soccer, golf, racing and leisure centres.
The property is for sale by Public Auction on Thursday the 23rd June 2016 In the Keadeen Hotel Newbridge at 3pm(unless previously sold) and the agents are quoting a guide price of €2.1m For further information contact Paddy Jordan or Clive Kavanagh on 045 – 433550.
Many professionals and business people occupy the premises from which they trade under a long term FRI lease. These leases are typically for a term of 20 to 25 years and contain a host of covenants and obligations.
Once the main terms such as rent, length of lease and fit-out have been negotiated with the landlord or the letting agent, the landlord will instruct his solicitor to draft the lease. The tenant’s solicitor will investigate the title to the premises and the planning position much in the same way as if the tenant was purchasing the premises. The tenant’s solicitor will then go through the draft lease and make any necessary amendments in order to protect the rights of the tenant. Generally this process of drafting and re-drafting will continue until both sides have agreed the main terms.
The contents of the lease will vary depending on whether the premises are a stand-alone unit or a unit in part of a larger building with shared services. Leases of units in shopping centres for example, tend to include a number of quite specific provisions such as minimum trading hours, nonpermittable uses and regulations concerning window display and so on.
One of the most important things to check is that the premises set out in the lease (“the demised premises”) corresponds exactly with the physical premises the tenant proposes to trade from. For example, if there is a storage area behind the shop is this area included in the lease or does the tenant simply have a licence to store products there?
In the lease of a unit which is part of a larger building such as a shopping centre, a detailed description of the demised premises should be set out in a schedule to the lease and will normally include only the internal surfaces of the walls, ceiling and floor but not any structural part of the building. This is important as all of the tenant’s covenants in the lease, including the covenant to repair, relate specifically to the demised premises as defined.
Where the building is still in the course of construction, or the tenant proposes substantial fit out works, an agreement for lease will usually be entered into. An agreement for lease is essentially a contract where the parties agree to execute a lease in an agreed form, on the completion of the works.
FRI leases are generally for a term of 20 years but may be longer or shorter depending on the circumstances. It is sometimes possible for a tenant to negotiate a break clause where he can terminate the lease early in a specified year. Generally in order to exercise a break option a tenant will be required to pay a financial penalty to the landlord and will have to give up to six months advance notice. Legally a business tenant has a statutory right to a new lease after five years continuous occupation.
The amount of rent payable by the tenant will obviously be set out in the lease and this amount is generally payable quarterly in advance. Standard FRI leases provide for rent reviews every five years which are “upwards only”. In other words the rent on review can never fall below the rent payable during the immediately preceding five year period.
If the parties are unable to agree on a revised rent at rent review then the matter is usually referred to an independent surveyor who will either act as an “expert” or as an “arbitrator”, depending on the specific lease terms. The current Law Society standard rent review clause provides an expert or arbitrator to be appointed by the president of the IAVI, Law Society or the Society of Chartered Surveyors at the discretion of the applicant. Rent review clauses are quite technical and can have long term financial implications for the tenant. For this reason, it is important to ensure that both legal and valuation advice is taken in relation to their specific contents.
The basis of rent review is to ascertain the market rent which the landlord might reasonably expect to achieve for the premises on the open market at the date of rent review. Certain matters are disregarded on rent review such as the goodwill which is attached to the premises by reason of the tenant’s business and any works carried out to the premises by or at the expense of the tenant (other than those works required by the lease). It is important that the tenant ensures that the rent review clause reflects the terms of the lease and does not introduce artificial assumptions and disregards designed to increase the rent payable (for example, disregarding a restrictive use or a restrictive assignment clause in the lease).
The lease will only permit certain specified uses and the tenant should ensure that the permitted use is wide enough to cover its entire business. For example, if the permitted use is described as “pharmacy” this might be amended to read “pharmacy including the sale of cosmetics and use or film processing”. Also certain uses may require additional planning permission. For example, if the tenant proposes to use the premises as a convenience store with an ancillary off licence use, this will not be covered by simple “retail shop” planning. A separate application will need to be made for off licence use and this should be set out in the agreement for lease and the heads of terms.
Some leases, especially in shopping centres, have a very restricted user clause and although the permitted use may be sufficient for the tenant, the restrictions may make it more difficult for the tenant to assign or sub-let the lease to a third party in the future.
A landlord is not entitled to unreasonably withhold its consent to a change of use. However, the onus of proving what is unreasonable falls on the tenant and it is often difficult to show that the landlord is unreasonably withholding its consent to a change of use where the refusal is based on “good estate management.” This is especially true in shopping centre leases where a broad mix of uses is essential to the success of the centre.
One of the most onerous of the tenant’s covenants is the covenant to repair. The word “repair” goes much further than mere maintenance. An obligation to repair usually gives rise to an implied obligation to put the property into a good state of repair, if it is in a poor state of repair at the start of the lease.
For this reason, it is important for a tenant to carry out a detailed survey in advance of signing the lease. The extent of the tenant’s repair obligation will generally depend on whether it is taking a lease of the entire building or just part of the building: A tenant occupying an entire building is usually responsible for all of the repairs, maintenance and decoration of the building including the repair of the main structural elements such as the roof, walls and foundation. Where the building is new (or has been constructed in the past twelve years) the tenant should insist on a structural defects indemnity from the main contractor and collateral warranties from members of the design team.
A tenant occupying part of a larger building on the other hand will only be responsible for the internal parts of the property (including equipment and internal fittings) but not any structural parts of the building or anything outside the property. In this latter case, the landlord will be responsible for the repair and maintenance of the main structure and common parts of the building. The individual tenants within the building will then contribute an appropriate proportion of those total costs via the service charge provisions in their leases (see service charges).
Alienation is the legal term given for an assignment (transfer) or sub-letting by the tenant of the lease to a third party. The standard FRI lease contains a covenant preventing the tenant from assigning or sub-letting without the consent of the landlord, which consent cannot be unreasonably withheld. Again what is “unreasonable” depends on the circumstances. For example, it would be reasonable for a landlord to withhold its consent where the incoming tenant is not of adequate financial standing to pay the rent and comply with the covenants in the lease. There will normally be a total prohibition on assigning or sub-letting only part of the property.
In a lease, sub-lease or assignment to a limited liability company, the landlord will generally require a personal guarantee from one or more of the company’s directors.
Most leases distinguish between structural and non-structural alterations and exterior and interior alterations. Generally, tenants are not permitted to make alterations or major works, which would result in the demised premises losing “its original identity”. Internal, non-structural alterations, alterations to any shop fascia and alterations to signage are usually permitted subject to landlord’s consent, which consent should not be unreasonably withheld. The extent of the alterations permitted will usually depend on the nature of the demised premises. Even if the landlord does consent to the proposed alterations, the tenant may also require other consents such as planning.