Review of amendments to Competition Law. July 2015
Lease agreements for state and municipal property with small and medium businesses are to be extended without a tender in the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol, as a result of amendments to the Competition Law that entered into force on July 13, 2015.
This rule applies to agreements concluded both before and after March 18, 2014 and until July 1, 2015 года. Such agreements will be extended according to the general rule for a period of no less than three years, though such period can be reduced on request of the small or medium business.
That provided, the rent will be established not upon results of market assessment of the cost of the facility, but by regulatory acts of the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol.
The proper performance of obligations under such agreements by the small and medium businesses will be essential for applying this rule.
It is important to note that the authorities in the Crimean Region are not entitled to deny businesses the conclusion of such lease agreement in the event of extension. If an authority refuses, a tenant which duly performed its obligations under the agreement, is entitled to request through court that the rights and obligations under the agreement between the authority and another entity for the contested property be transferred to it.
 The amendments to Article 53 of Federal Law No.135-FZ “On protection of competition” dated 26.07.2006 are introduced by Federal Law No.213-FZ dated 13.07.2015
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