Unsuitable premises and tenant’s rights

A TENANCY relation may come to an end due to unforeseen circumstances making the premises unsuitable for use for the purpose they were rented, having been destroyed by reason not attributable either to the tenant or the landlord. The cause may be force majeure, fire or any other catastrophic event which frustrates the tenancy agreement. In such a case, the parties are discharged from their respective contractual obligations; the tenant is not entitled to claim from the landlord for repairs to the premises and the landlord cannot claim rent from the tenant. As long as the possession and the use of the premises was lost and reverted to the landlord, the tenant does not have any right and his respective obligation to pay rent ceases.

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