New provisions for lease and sale of commercial premises

The new Croation Lease Act provides for important amendments in commercial lease agreements as well as in the sale and lease of State owned premises.

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Real Estate Disputes - Why not go to court?

Any field of business where the projects are complex, long term and involve substantial amounts of money are prone to disputes. If these cannot be settled, courts will decide them.There is an alternative: arbitration.

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ECHR copes with infringement of property rights in Albania

The European Court of Human Rights recently ruled on restoration and compensation claims in Albania.

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Deregulation of rent

Until recently, rents were kept artificially low in the Czech Republic. In 2006, a deregulation process started which was extended for some leases until the end of 2012.

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Serbia enacts Restitution Act

Serbia finally enacted a Restitution Act, enabling stakeholders to submit a restitution application to get compensation in kind or in monies for property confiscated by the FNR Yugoslavia regime on Serbian territory after 9 March 1945.

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Romanian Civil Code amends real estate law

Romania faced numerous new laws and adaptations in 2011, either imposed by the European framework or the international context, in particular the financial crisis. The New Civil Code deals, inter alia, with new provisions for property, obligations, contracts and securities.

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Ban on shopping malls

Starting in 2012, any construction of retail commercial areas with a floor space above 300 sqm will require a special exemption granted by the Hungarian Minister of Commerce.

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