Legal briefing

Decree-Law 34/2020, of 20 october 2020, on urgent measures to support economic activity in leased business premises

23/10/2020

This Legal Briefing summarises the most important aspects of Decree-Law 34/2020, of 20 October 2020, on urgent measures to support economic activity in leased business premises.

The objective of the Decree-Law is, according to its text, to protect the economic fabric and to increase legal certainty, reducing the onerous nature of contractual obligations caused by property leases used for industrial and/or commercial activities that have been affected by the suspensions and restrictions adopted by the public authorities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Consequently, the Decree-law seeks to re-establish the lost contractual balance by introducing measures intended to distribute between both contracting parties the negative consequences arising from the aforementioned administrative measures, with the ultimate aim of seeking to reduce, as far as possible, the litigious nature of these disputes.

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