Supreme Court issues new case law on shopping centre agreements

Dispute Resolution / Litigation & Arbitration

ILO Newsletter, February 12, 2010

In a recent decision the Supreme Court ruled that a lease agreement concerning a shop situated in a shopping centre fell within the scope of the Rent Act and, therefore, the tenant enjoyed tenancy protection. If this decision is generally applied, landlords will find it increasingly difficult to terminate thousands of lease agreements for shops in shopping centres, airports and stations, as well as other commercial centres. 


Dr. Nikolaus Pitkowitz

M.B.L.-HSG Partner