Rent Reviews

Rent Reviews

Find out about rent review and property experts available to help with dispute resolution. Use this page to search our list of experts or to submit your online application for an appointment or nomination.

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NameQualificationsIndependent ExpertArbitratorAddressTelephone Email
Manus AgnewFRICS, FSCSI, FCIArb Dip. Arb LawIndependent ExpertArbitrator20 Clanwilliam Square
Grand Canal Quay
Dublin 2
01 6623113
Desmond ByrneFSCSI, FRICS, Dip. Arb.Law, Dip. Legal StudiesIndependent ExpertArbitratorHambleden House
19-26 Pembroke Street Lower
Dublin 2
01 6477900
Rosemary CaseyMBA, FSCSI FRICS ACI ArbIndependent ExpertArbitratorCasey Commercial
20 Harcourt Street, Dublin 2
John Oliver CostelloFRICS, FSCSI , Dip.Arb.Law, M. Phil (Edin)Independent ExpertArbitratorHamilton House
28 Fitzwilliam Place
Dublin 2
01 6612100
Michael CoyleFSCSI,FRICS,
Dip Arb law.
Independent Expertno
80 Harcourt St.
Dublin 2
01 6623113
087 2546391
James CrowleyFSCSI,FRICS,
Independent Expertno2 The Maples,Pembroke Wood,
Passage West,Cork
021 4863666
086 2734462
Katie CurranBSc (Surv), MRICS, MSCSI, MCIArb, Dip ArbIndependent ExpertArbitrator32 Parnell Street
Co Tipperary
Pauline DalyFSCSI,FRICS,
BSc, Dip.Env. Econs
Independent ExpertArbitratorStyne House
Upper Hatch Street
Dublin 2
Ronan DiamondBSc (Hons) MSCSI MRICS Dip. Arb. LawIndependent ExpertArbitrator St Stephens Green House Earlsfort Terrace
Dublin 2
 01 6382792
086 8103668
Mervyn FeelyFSCSI, FRICSIndependent ExpertArbitrator1st Floor
23A Seafield Road
Co Dublin
 Donal ffrench-O’CarrollFSCSI/FRICS, FCIArb, MLitt(Dub), DipLSnoArbitratorElliott FitzGerald, Chartered Surveyors,
11 Lower Pembroke Street, Dublin D02 Y958
Office: (01) 661 4403
Mobile: 086 2490794
David GillFSCSI, FRICS, Diploma in Arbitration LawIndependent ExpertArbitratorDavid Gill Associates
Blackrock, Dublin
Brian GilsonMSCSI MRICS Bsc.Dip.Arb. Law, Dip.Property InvestmentIndependent ExpertArbitratorSt Stephens Green House
Earlsfort Terrace
Dublin 2
01 6382756
Ian GivenMSCSI MRICS Bsc(Surv),Dip.Prop.EconIndependent Expertno4/5 Dawson Street
Dublin 2
01 6731410
086 8238199
Edward HanafinBSc ( Surv) MRICS MSCSIIndependent ExpertArbitrator1 South Mall
Margaret KelleherFSCSI FRICSIndependent ExpertArbitrator1 South Mall
021 4226904
Rory LavelleFSCSI FRICSIndependent ExpertArbitrator3A Sycamore House
Millennium Park
Co. Kildare
045 433550
Donal MadiganMSCSI MRICSnoArbitrator4 Riversdale Avenue
Bushy Park Road
Dublin 6
087 2454491
Eamonn MaguireMRICS,MSCSI,VRSIndependent ExpertArbitrator 26/27 Upper Pembroke Street,
Dublin 2
01 6499096
 Hugh MarkeyFRICS, FSCSIIndependent ExpertArbitrator‘The Annexe’, Golf Lane, Westminster Road, Dublin 18 D18
John McCannFRICS, FSCSI, ACIArbIndependent ExpertArbitrator20 Clanwilliam Street,
Grand Canal Quay,
Dublin 2
01 6623113
Conor McCormickMSCSI MRICS Bsc (Surv)Independent Expertno4 Herbert Place
Dublin 2
01 6766902
087 2416934
Eoin McDermottFSCSI, FRICS, ACI Arb.Independent ExpertArbitratorMespil House,
Sussex Road, Dublin 4
Paul McElearneyFSCSI, FRICS, FCI ArbIndependent ExpertArbitrator3 Churchtown Drive, Milltown, Dublin 14, D14 KX43
Robert McHughMSCSI, MRICS, MCI Arb., Dip. Arb. LawIndependent ExpertArbitratorCushman & Wakefield 164 Shelbourne Road Ballsbridge
D04 HH60, Dublin 4
+353 1 6399341
+ 353 86 3883981
Brian MeldonFSCSI, FRICS, Registered ValuerIndependent ExpertArbitratorEastbourne
Stillorgan Park
Co Dublin
01 2121747
James NugentBSc MRICS MSCSIIndependent ExpertArbitratorSt Stephens Green House
Earlsfort Terrace
Dublin 2
01 6382742
Conor O’ClerighFSCSI, FRICSIndependent ExpertArbitrator106 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 201 8096030
Frank O'GradyFSCSI FRICSIndependent ExpertnoPavilion House, 31/32 Fitzwilliam Square,
Dublin 2
01 6618444
David PotterFSCSI FRICS ACI ArbIndependent ExpertArbitrator33 Molesworth Street
Dublin 2
01 6181309
Aidan Ringrose FSCSI, FRICS, ACI Arb.Independent ExpertArbitrator38-39 Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin 201 6024715 
Ronan RooneyMRICS, MSCSI , MCIArb, Dip.Prop.Econ., BSc Surv, BAIndependent ExpertArbitratorVictoria House
Eyre Square
091 567391
Barry SmythFSCSI FRICSIndependent ExpertArbitrator35 Kildare Street
Dublin 2
Peter StapletonFSCSI FRICS Dip.ArbIndependent ExpertArbitrator29 Fitzwilliam Street Upper, Dublin 2, D02 NN27086
John StewartFSCSI FRICS MCIOB, MCIArb.Independent ExpertArbitrator26/27 Upper Pembroke Street
Dublin 2
01 6499006
Elaine Torpey FRICS, FSCSI, BSc (Hons), Dip AVEAIndependent ExpertArbitratorKroll
24 St Stephen’s Green,
Dublin, D02 EK82


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A business lease is a legally binding contract between the legal owner (landlord) and the occupier (tenant). Leases may contain a provision allowing either party to initiate a rent review. The rules by which the rent can be changed should be clear and understandable. The basis of a rent review should be the market rent unless clearly stated otherwise. If any increases/decreases are fixed to an index the basis should be a published, independent and authoritative source.

If there is a market rent provision, it should specifically exclude (or disregard) any improvements the tenant makes (other than as part of an explicit obligation) or any value arising from the tenants business. There should be provisions in the event of any disagreements which will be referred to an independent expert or arbitrator to determine.

Do your research

Parties should understand the basis on which the rent can be changed, that it can go up or down, is fixed for a longer/shorter period, is linked to Consumer Price Index (CPI) or RPI. Both parties should think very carefully before deciding whether or not to initiate the rent review.


Watch out for the interest payments

Rent review clauses in modern leases allow for the rent to be revised either upwards or downwards depending on the determined market rent. Where the passing rent continues to be paid beyond the rent review date, prior to the determination of the market rent, resulting in either an overpayment or underpayment of rent in the interim, both landlords and tenants where applicable should be entitled to receive an interest payment on the difference.

Give yourself time

Avoid strict time limits in the rent review clause (other than in reference to its date and interest rates, if not forfeited as suggested) – these could result in either party losing the ability to negotiate.

Caveat Residential vs Business Leases

Often small business owners who have rented a residential property before assume that a business lease is the same. However, this isn’t the case.

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