For landlords in Russia asked for new support measures

the Owners and tenants of commercial real estate in Russia has prepared a plan to support industry and sent it for consideration to Russian President Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin and the mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin.

Entrepreneurs emphasize that agree with already accepted measures to support tenants who facilitated the breaking of contracts for small and medium businesses, but pointing to “serious economic damage to the landlords”, RBC reports.

the Authors draw attention to the fact that the cancellation of contracts leads to a loss of profits of landlords. But those can and are willing to provide more support to tenants if there is a liability from the state to support part of the costs of landlords: for payment of labor, housing and utilities, taxes, etc.

Offers, in particular, to refuse from revision of the increase in the cadastral value in the next 5 years. In addition, businesses are asked to set the tax rate on property of organizations not more than 0.3% in 2020 and 0.5% in 2021. Under the current legislation, the stakes could not exceed 2% of the cadastral value of the property.

Recall also that the Russian economy in February—March 2020 was under the powerful impact of two negative factors — the rapid spread of the pandemic coronavirus infection COVID-19 and its deleterious effect on the global economy and collapse in oil prices. Against this background, the rouble significantly depreciated against the dollar and the Euro. Wave of devaluation held from 7 to 9 March and 18 March.

Reacting to the situation, the government and the Bank of Russia has prepared a plan of priority measures for the sustainable development of the economy. As explained Mishustin, “it’s kind of the anti-crisis plan, a set of operational activities that are necessary for stable socio-economic development”. “We will focus on supporting industries that find themselves in difficult situation, but primarily on the support of the people and providing them with goods of first necessity”, — stressed the head of the Cabinet of Ministers.

In particular, it has been announced vacation credit for small and medium business and people who find themselves in a difficult situation, promised financial assistance to affected industries, provided soft loans, including the payment of salaries, reduced employers ‘ social security contributions, given the postponement of rent and tax payments, excluding VAT, imposed a moratorium on bankruptcy.

Later, it was adopted a second package of economic support measures (soft loans for working capital for strategic enterprises, non-repayable financial assistance to small and medium businesses, including on the issue of salaries and financial assistance to regions and airlines).

for its part, the Central Bank has approved measures to support citizens, the economy and the financial sector in a pandemic COVID-19, and then supplemented them with new packages.

may 11, Putin announced the end of may 12, a single period of days off, entered March 30, in the fight against COVID-19. He also announced the beginning of implementation of the third package of anti-crisis measures, under which the state, in particular, will increase targeted support for families with children, small businesses, individual entrepreneurs and self-employed. In addition, the President instructed the government to prepare a national plan for long-term development of the economy, the recovery in employment and incomes.

on 27 may, the Minister of economic development (MED) of the Russian Federation Maxim Reshetnikov said that the total cost of anti-crisis measures to support the Russian economy, aimed at combating the impact of the pandemic coronavirus has reached 3.3 trillion rubles.

2 Jun Mishustin presented to the President a national plan for the recovery of the Russian economy in 2020-2021 years, noting in particular that the cost of the plan will amount to about 5 trillion roubles. On 19 June the head of state has focusedn revised draft the plan.

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