Factsheet for case IT-2020-12/993 – Updated – measures in Italy
|Country||Italy , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 17 March 2020 – 30 June 2021|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Measures to prevent social hardship
– Keeping a safe home
|Author||Lisa Dorigatti (University of Milan) and Eurofound|
|Case created||14 July 2020 (updated 11 January 2021)|
Among the measures taken by the Italian government to deal with the crisis that the country is experiencing due to COVID-19 pandemic, Law Decree n. 18 of 17 March 2020 (art. 103) provided for the suspension of evictions, both residential and non-residential, until 30 June 2020. The term was later postponed to 31 December 2020 by an amendment to Law Decree n. 34 of 19 May 2020.
The Law Decree n. 18 of 17 March 2020 (art. 103) provided for the suspension of evictions, both residential and non-residential, until 30 June 2020, in order to cope with the COVID-19 health crisis and mainly avoid social hardship. According to the measure, the execution of the property release measures is suspended. It is, therefore, not possible to carry them out until the date indicated. The term was later postponed to 31 December 2020 by an amendment to Law Decree n. 34 of 19 May 2020 presented by the parties Leu (Free and Equals) and PD (Democratic Party) in the Parliament's Budget Commission.
No information available.
|Does not apply to workers||Does not apply to businesses||Applies to all citizens|
No special funding required
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||No involvement||No involvement|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
No involvement of social partners.
Giorgio Spaziani Testa, president of Confedilizia (the association of home owners), strongly criticised the extension of the suspension of evictions arguing that "the blocking of evictions is an irresponsible act and an insult to property rights".
Eurofound (2020), Suspension of evictions, case IT-2020-12/993 (measures in Italy), COVID-19 EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, http://eurofound.link/covid19eupolicywatch
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