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GRTU has once again called a meeting for businesses operating from rented properties under old agreements/contracts (pre 1995), who are effected by the now in force rent reform.
A good number of businesses were present with those that could not attend being informed of the outcome by email/phone. GRTU reminded those present that all those who did not have an end date for their contact would have their contact ended by the new law within 18 years. In addition those who did not have a mechanism where rent increased would see their rent increased, independent of how much rent they already paid and if they paid a premium to make up for not having the rent increase.
GRTU also informed those present that in line with the agreement reached in the last meeting GRTU would take court action against certain aspects of the law and the deadline for enrolling in the court case was end September. After the closing date GRTU will be calling for a final meeting for those who entered the case.
How to enter the case:
Be a GRTU paid up member
Provide the GRTU with a copy of the contract/in absence of contract proof of payment of rent
Copy of ID card of person appearing in the rent
€50 covering legal fees
GRTU reminded those present that they had a lot to lose when it came to their business and by entering the court case they would spend much less than if they took it up in court themselves and they will be avoiding a lot of court hassle which the GRTU will be taking care of on his behalf.
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