The Minister for Justice Equality and Law Reform has published an Order commencing the provisions of Section 132 of the Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Act 2009 with effect from 28 February 2010.

Section 132 of the Act applies to business leases and provides that after 28 February 2010 a provision in a business lease which provides for review of the rent payable under the lease is to be construed as providing that the rent payable following such review may be fixed at an amount which is less than, greater than or the same as the amount of rent payable immediately prior to the date on which the rent falls to be reviewed.

The section cannot be contracted out of and applies only to the part of the lease which is permitted to be used for business purposes.