Since the spring of 2020, the government has been looking for a “golden mean” in landlord-tenant relations. Tools in the form of discounts, the right to grace, and “preferential” unilateral termination of contracts have helped to avoid a flood of lawsuits.
Pavel Medyankin, an Advocate of ART DE LEX Real Estate and Construction practice, notes: “In order to cancel the contract, it was sufficient for the tenant to comply formally with the law and demand, without negotiation, a reduction in the rent (for example, by 99.9%). Having received a legitimate refusal, they could exercise the right to terminate the contract unilaterally.”
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