Temple Bar Area Renewal and Development Act, 1991

Provisions relating to subletting, etc.

11.—(1) Notwithstanding any provision of the Landlord and Tenant Acts, 1967 to 1989, where a person (in this section referred to as the tenant) enters into a tenancy agreement with Temple Bar Properties Limited in respect of any premises in the Area then the tenant shall not assign, sublet or share possession of the said premises, or any part thereof, without the prior consent in writing of Temple Bar Properties Limited.

(2) (a) Temple Bar Properties Limited shall not unreasonably withhold its consent to any assignment, subletting or sharing of possession referred to in subsection (1).

(b) For the purposes of this section Temple Bar Properties Limited shall be deemed not to be acting unreasonably in withholding its consent where the proposed assignee or sublessee of the premises or part thereof or the person with whom the tenant proposes to share possession of the premises or part thereof (as the case may be) intends to use the said premises or such part for a use or activity which, having regard to the provisions of section 4 and the Second Schedule , Temple Bar Renewal Limited would not have approved of for the purposes of Chapter VII of Part I of the Finance Act, 1991 .

(3) As a condition to giving a consent for the purposes of subsection (1), Temple Bar Properties Limited shall, where appropriate, be entitled to require that the rent payable by the tenant assigning, subletting or sharing possession of the premises concerned, or part thereof, be increased so as to become and be a rent not exceeding the full open market rent of the said premises at—

(a) the commencement date of the term of the tenancy, or

(b) the last review date or last date of automatic increase in rent immediately preceding such assignment, subletting or sharing possession, as the case may be,

whichever is the later.