Factsheet for case CZ-2020-18/969 – measures in Czechia
|Country||Czechia , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 27 April 2020 – 31 July 2020|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Measures to prevent social hardship
– Keeping a safe home
|Author||Soňa Veverková (Research Institute for Labour and Social Affairs) and Eurofound|
|Case created||13 July 2020 (updated 27 October 2020)|
The Act No. 209/2020 Coll., on certain measures to mitigate the effects of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus epidemic on tenants of premises used to satisfy housing needs, on recipients of loans provided by the State Housing Development Fund and in connection with the provision of services related to the use of flats and non-residential premises in a house with flats, covered all leases or subleases of premises used to meet the housing needs of the tenant or subtenant.
According to the act, during the period of 12 March 2020 until 31 July 2020 the landlord had not to terminate a lease unilaterally, solely on the grounds that the tenant was in arrears with the payment of rent related to the use of the premises used to meet the housing needs.
Eligible were all tenants and subtenants of premises used to satisfy housing needs:
Tenants had to prove, that they were in delay with the payment due to the emergency measures (for example due to job-loss), to the Labour Office and to the landlord.
The rent will have to be paid till 31 December 2020. In case the tenant or subtenant fails to pay the rent until 31 December 2020, the landlord may terminate the lease without a termination period.
No information available yet.
|Does not apply to workers||Does not apply to businesses||Applies to all citizens|
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Form||Consultation through tripartite or bipartite social dialogue bodies||Consultation through tripartite or bipartite social dialogue bodies|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
Social partners, which are members of the tripartite body (Council of economic and social agreement, Rada hospodářské a sociální dohody, RHSD) were informed and consulted in both formal (requested by institutional settings) and informal ways. They are not involved in the management of policy measures.
Eurofound (2020), Deferral of rent payments for houses and flats, case CZ-2020-18/969 (measures in Czechia), COVID-19 EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, http://eurofound.link/covid19eupolicywatch
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