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If my landlord forfeits my commercial lease because of two

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If my landlord forfeits my commercial lease because of two months arrears am I liable for remaining 8 months of the lease.I am in the republic of Ireland.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Property Law
Expert:  Ash replied 11 months ago.

Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you.

What does your ease say about this please?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I don't understand ease?
Expert:  Ash replied 11 months ago.

Sorry, I meant 'lease'?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
My lease has nothing specific about this.I would have presumed if they cancel the lease with immediate effect that I would only owe arrears until the time they forfieted it .
Expert:  Ash replied 11 months ago.

Yes. Unless your lease says you are liable for the empty period and re-leasing costs then you are only liable up to the period you occupied it.

So unless it says otherwise you are liable up to the date they took it back.

If your landlord wanted to claim back the period until it was re-let then the lease would have specified and included this.

Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
That's perfect ,thanks for your time.
Expert:  Ash replied 11 months ago.

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