In 2021, the preliminary theses of the Code of Territorial Planning, Urbanism and Construction (the "Urbanism Code") were published. Various specialists, representatives of public institutions and professional entities with competences in the field of construction were involved in drafting these ideas that served as the basis for the Urbanism Code.
In its judgement 3 Ob 78/12y of 21 October 2021, the Austrian Supreme Court dealt for the first - but probably not for the last - time with the question of rent reduction during lockdown. With regard to a complete nonusability of business premises due to officially ordered prohibition of access, a first fundamental decision is now at hand.
On 4 September 2021, the new Regulations on Concurrent Building Design and Construction (the "Regulations") approved by Resolution of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus No. 486 dated 27 August 2021 came into force.
There have been several changes to the Hungarian real estate market recently, particularly in relation to apartments in Budapest.
Despite the pandemic, the real estate investment sector in Bulgaria remains dynamic. While the interest in suburban housing and second homes has certainly risen as a reaction to the restrictions introduced in relation to the pandemic, urban real estate investments remain the focus of larger investors as demand continues to rise.
Since the general restrictions were launched back in 2020, no new regulation has been introduced in Hungary with respect to limiting private accommodation services, including Airbnbs.
After almost 20 years, the Condominium Act (Wohnungseigentumsgesetz) is being amended again. It is clear from the ministerial draft that the focus of the amendment, which is due to enter into force on 1 January 2022, is placed entirely on climate protection.
The evolution of the real estate market in Romania has been quite unexpected in 2020 and at the beginning of 2021, also taking into consideration the connections between this sector and other industries.
On 4 May 2021, the President of the Republic of Belarus adopted Edict No. 176 On House-Building Bonds (the "Edict"). The Edict has banned any new issue of house-building bonds in Belarus. In fact, the Edict discontinues the circulation of house-building bonds that started in 2009.
The final version from 04.06.2021 of the Delegated Regulation based on the Taxonomy Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2020/852) was published in all official EU languages on 08.06.2021.