A decree has been pasted by the French government (“Ordonnance n° 2020-306 du 25 mars 2020”) ordering that no procedure could be implemented against a party in breach of contract from the 12 of March 2020 until 2 months after end of period of state of urgency (“état d’urgence sanitaire”) du to coronavirus.
This decree notably applies to leaseback situations and more specifically termination of lease and payment of rent.
However, management companies remain liable for rent due prior and after this period of epidemic.
Consequently, it remains possible to serve an injunction on a management company in breach of contract to obtain payment of rent and possibly eviction.
For more information, please contact the practice.