Kyiv City Council at an extraordinary meeting on Thursday, March 26, established a 50% discount for small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) to pay lease of municipal property due to quarantine measures.
“We promised and found a mechanism to reduce financial burden on small and medium-sized businesses operating in the capital, and which is most vulnerable in this difficult time for the city and the country. Small and medium-sized businesses will get the right to these benefits starting March 11,” the press service of Kyiv City State Administration said, citing Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko.
According to the statement, by the end of July 2020, entrepreneurs are provided with a 50% discount on the payment of communal property leases, and if the property cannot be used, tenants are also exempted from the lease payment until July 31.
According to Kyiv City State Administration, about 900,000 square meters of non-residential communal property are leased in the capital, most of which are rented by about 6,000 small and medium-sized entrepreneurs.