Subsidies for rental fee
On 9 December 2020 entered into force the Act no. 349/2020 Coll. amending and supplementing Act no. 71/2013 Coll. on Granting Subsidies by the Slovak Ministry of Economy as amended „Amendment“).
The aim of the Amendment is to mitigate the persistent negative consequences of restrictions related to adopted measures during the so-called second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic on the business entities in the SR.
According to the Amendment, it is possible to provide a subsidy for rental fee originating from a rental agreement, on the basis of which the right to use the rented premises arose at the latest from 1 August 2020.
The changes in the rental agreements made after 31 August 2020 will be disregarded. Also, during the payment of instalments the landlord or his legal successor cannot increase the rental fee if this increase was not agreed before 1 August 2020.
The legal regulations in force until 30 November 2020 will apply on the landlord-tenant relationships regarding unpaid rent fee for the period of difficult use for which the subsidy was granted until 30 November 2020, as well as the landlord-tenant relationships concerning unpaid rent for the period of difficult use, if the landlord and the tenant did not agree on granting a rent discount until 30 November 2020.
Remaining regulation relating to the rental fee subsidies including the application procedure follows the regulation applicable during the so-called first wave of the pandemic (see our previous article entitled: The Parliament approved subsidies for rent).