Informative Note

Coronavirus: Payment of rents and other remunerations – Deferral and new rules


COVID-19 and the measures to mitigate the disease have had an enormous impact on people’s lives and on many sectors of the economy. In response, with regard to lease agreements and other forms of commercial use of real estate premises, the Portuguese legislature decided to introduce exceptional rules for situations of late payment of rent and other payments under said agreements. The legislature also provided financial support in the case of leases for housing purposes and introduced rules that limit the termination of such agreements and the eviction of the tenants. The above rules were set out in Law 4-C/2020 of April 6 (initially amended by Law 17/2020 of May 29) and Law 1-A/2020 of March 19 (as successively amended).


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