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The Government Extends the Deadline for Requesting a Rental Moratorium

The new decree-law to fight the coronavirus has extended the deadline for requesting the deferral or waiver of rental payments from 2 May to 2 July.

Photo by Manuel Peris Tirado on Unsplash
Photo by Manuel Peris Tirado/ Unsplash.

On 31 March, the Government chaired by Pedro Sánchez approved a series of housing measures to protect those affected by the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis, such as aid for rental payments.

Under the terms of this legislation, tenants can request the temporary and extraordinary deferral of their rental payments when their landlord is a company, public housing entity or large holder. And when the tenant is in an economically vulnerable situation, in other words, if they are unemployed, form part of an ERTE, have had their working hours reduced due to care commitments or find themselves in any other similar circumstance that involves a “substantial loss of income”.

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