If you continue business as usual and use the leased property
, while the mode of operation of the company has not changed, and the significant unforseen circumstances beyond your control have not emerged, then the amount of rent payment shall not be changed.
However, you still have the right to initiate negotiations with the landlord regarding the rent during quarantine.
The better reasoned your position is, the more likely you are to convince the landlord to reduce the rent. Here are some arguments to help you negotiate:
- the government has reduced the tax burden on owners of land plots (land served for commercial purpose) and of non-residential real estate;
- if under the terms of the lease agreement such taxes are included in the cost of the lease, mention this fact in your arguments.