23 March 2020 – Limited the rights of landlords to terminate commercial leases

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Type of Intervention: Business support
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Level of Jurisdiction: National
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Overview: The German Government limited the right of landlords to terminate rental and lease agreements due to payment arrears. This restriction applies to cases where the arrears are due to the effects of the Corona pandemic.

Arrears of payment from the period 1 April to 30 June 2020 do not entitle the landlord — for a period of 24 months — to terminate the lease. Only if the tenant or lessee has not paid the arrears after 30 June 2022 can the lease be terminated. The obligation of the tenant or leaseholder to pay on time will continue to apply during this period.

The regulations are designed to prevent tenants or leaseholders of commercial premises and land from losing the basis of their employment as a result of temporary loss of income due to the Corona pandemic.
Full details here: https://www.bmjv.de/DE/Themen/FokusThemen/Corona/Miete/032320_FAQ_Miete.pdf?__blob=publicationFile&v=2