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Legal Compass: Is there a right to a rent reduction?

  • Switzerland


    Since the Federal Council ordered the closure of a large part of the shops in Switzerland in mid-March to counteract the spread of the COVID-19 virus, a dispute has raged between business tenants and landlords as to whether this extraordinary situation entitles business tenants to a rent reduction and, if so, to what extent. With regard to one part of the commercial rents, the Swiss legislater passed a compromise. With regard to the other part, however, the question remains unresolved. This article is intended to provide a summary of the questions in dispute. Read more here.

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