June 2020

As is well known, the forced closure of a large number of business operations (lockdown) decreed by the Swiss Federal Council by means of emergency legislation has triggered an ongoing tenancy law controversy on the question of whether and to what extent rent is owed during the lockdown. After many tenants and landlords have tried to find amicable solutions following an appeal by the Swiss Federal Council, the Swiss Parliament is now looking for a state-wide solution through a motion passed yesterday.