Russian entrepreneurs had problems paying rent

One fifth of Russian entrepreneurs had problems paying rent

One fifth of Russian entrepreneurs running small and medium-sized businesses have experienced problems paying rent for a property. This is apparent from a study by the NAFI analysis center, RBC reports.

In March 2022, experts conducted a survey in which they interviewed 500 entrepreneurs from all federal districts of the country. 20 percent of respondents are in arrears of rent for properties. Delay has not yet been allowed by 78 percent of the entrepreneurs interviewed. More than half suggested that I might encounter a similar problem in the future.

Business representatives decided to negotiate with landlords to change payments – 62 percent of respondents wanted to change rates, 14 percent of respondents had property owners review the terms of the lease, 21 percent of respondents said they was refused to change the terms of the contract. Also, 35 percent of entrepreneurs have not discussed this topic, 27 percent are in the process.

Earlier, lawyer Valeria Leonova said that in two cases the tenant has the right not to pay for housing. The first refers to the occurrence of circumstances that do not allow the transfer of funds. Such cases are, for example, job loss due to a pandemic.

Source: Lenta

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