01 January 2019

Professional activities at State-owned properties

It is established practice for the tenant of a State-owned property to be able to carry on a professional activity at that address, provided the activity requires no employees, no clients visit the property, and no goods are stored there. However, this required an express permit from the State Property Authority, which charged additional rent in the form of an “annual supplementary fee”. In June 2020, the National Council passed legislation abolishing these paid permits, thus providing a definitive solution to the issues posed by the State Property Authority’s practice, for which there was no governing framework and which had previously deprived tenants of contractual forward visibility. A new general principle is now applied, whereby a maximum of three such activities may be carried on at a State-owned property, free of charge and for an indefinite period of time.

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