Tenants and users from the Sisak-Moslavina, Karlovac, Zagreb and Krapina-Zagorje counties and the City of Zagreb will be released from the obligation to pay rent, rent and compensation for the use of state-owned apartments and business premises damaged by the earthquake.
The decision was made by the Government of the Republic of Croatia at a session on Thursday, due to the consequences of the earthquake that hit four counties and Zagreb on December 28 and 29 last year.
Exemption from payment from January this year
Tenants and users of state-owned real estate will be exempt from payment starting from January this year until the possibility of re-using business premises and apartments damaged in the earthquake. The Ministry of Physical Planning, Construction and State Property is authorized, explained Minister Darko Horvat, to release on behalf of the state the obligation to pay rent, rents and fees for the use of tenants, tenants and users of state-owned business premises and apartments managed by the ministry. are marked as N1 (unusable-due to external influences) and N2 (unusable-due to damage) after inspection of the buildings and are therefore not suitable for performing activities or housing.
As part of the apartments and business premises owned by the state are managed by Državne nekretnine d.o.o., the assembly of that company is in charge of making the necessary decisions and taking the necessary actions for the said release.
They also met the needs of users of state apartments
The government also decided to authorize the Central State Office for Reconstruction and Housing to temporarily exempt users of state-owned housing units in Sisak-Moslavina and Karlovac counties from paying rent due to the aftermath of the December 28 earthquake. This decision gives the Central State Office for Reconstruction and Housing the authority to temporarily exempt from payment of rent all users of housing units managed in the Sisak-Moslavina and Karlovac counties in the period from January 1 to June 30, including users in the area. Municipalities of Topusko and the cities of Novska and Kutina where it applies only to the users of those housing units that are marked as N1 (unusable) or they need emergency measures.
In the period from July 1 until the provision of adequate housing in the Sisak-Moslavina County, rent users are exempted from paying housing units that have become uninhabitable due to the earthquake and which are marked as unusable based on the assessments of authorized structural engineers. additional detailed review based on new earthquakes or emergency measures are required.
In Karlovac County, according to the same criteria, users are exempt from paying rent in the period from 1 January this year until the provision of adequate housing. Both decisions shall enter into force on the first day following that of their publication in the Official Gazette.
Public call for the appointment of part of the members of UV Hina
The government also issued a conclusion on the implementation of a public call for the appointment of some members of the Management Board (UV) of the Croatian News Agency (Hina). In accordance with the Hina Act, the government initiates the procedure of electing a part of Hina's UV members by public invitation and, on the basis of the received proposals, proposes UV members to the Croatian Parliament.
UV Hine has five members, one member from the ranks of employees, a member from the ranks of media experts and three members from the ranks of economic-financial, legal and IT experts. In April, the term of office of council members from the ranks of employees and UV members from the ranks of economic-financial, legal and IT experts expires. The government therefore, in accordance with the law, issued a conclusion instructing the Ministry of Culture and Media to publish a public call on its behalf for the appointment of part of the members of UV Hina.