In addition to No. USA-41/7-110 of 11.05.2020 concerning the charging of rent in April 2020, i.e. in the period of restrictive measures on the movement of vehicles, established by the Special Republican Commission for the preparation of the program of measures for the prevention of the import and distribution of a new type of coronavirus in the Republic of Uzbekistan (hereinafter – the Special Republican Commission), this JSC “International Business Center” (hereinafter – JSC “International Business Center”) has been established. (hereinafter – the Lessor) informs the following.
Restrictive measures in the part concerning use of personal and service motor transport, are established on the basis of separate decisions of the Special Republican Commission during the period from 30.03.2020 to 29.04.2020. (included).
From 06:00 on 30.04.2020, citizens are allowed to travel by all types of personal and official cars (together with passengers) without a special permit sticker from 07:00 to 10:00 and from 17:00 to 20:00 to travel to and from work.
It is noted that in April 2020, as well as during May 2020, the activity of the facilities of JSC “International Business Center” was not suspended and the service to provide space for rent continued uninterruptedly provided by the Lessor.
On the basis of the above, we bring to your attention that:
The Lessor will recalculate the earlier accrued rent:
a) reduction of the amount of accrued rent for 30.03.2020, 31.03.2020. (2 days of March) in favor of Lessees who were not physically present at the lease objects in the form of office space and did not use parking spaces located on (-1), (-2) floors of the Business Center building (based on data recorded in the log of the Separate Battalion of the National Guard of the Republic of Uzbekistan on the registration of entry / exit persons to the Business Center building);
b) additional charging of rent for 30.04.2020 in favor of Lessor. (1 day of April) for all lease agreements concluded with Lessees.
2. Preferences for the calculation of rental charges, exceptionally granted by Lessor in favor of Lessees during the period of restrictive measures on the movement of motor vehicles (namely, from 30.03.2020 to 29.04.2020) shall not apply to May 2020.
Thus, charging of a rent for May 2020 (from 01.05.2020 to 31.05.2020) will be made by the Lessor according to conditions of the concluded rent contracts and the contractual obligations earlier accepted by the parties, i.e. irrespective:
– the number of days of Lessees’ physical presence at the facility(s) of the lease;
– Lessee’s notifications on the resumption of operations from a certain date;
– the decision of the Lessee to extend the term of remote method of work.
Lease payments for May 2020 shall not be made to Lessees whose activities are suspended on the basis of decisions of the Special Republican Commission (for example, public catering outlets).
In case if the activity of your organization falls under the list of activities of the organizations which have suspended the activity on the basis of decisions of the Special Republican Commission, the Lessor is ready to consider the application of force-majeure in the order regulated by the Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan № 63 from 15.02.05. “On enacting the mechanism for confirming the circumstances of force majeure (force majeure)”.
At the same time, it is noted that the activity on providing premises for rent, as well as on banking operations (including payments) is not suspended by the decision of the Special Republican Commission.
Thus, the current circumstances on prolongation of term of quarantine under condition of removal from 30.04.20 of restrictive measures on use of personal and service motor transport do not influence obligations:
– The Lessor, accepted before Lessees on granting of premises in rent;
– Lessees undertaken to Lessor to make timely payment in accordance with the terms of the rental agreement(s);
– with regard to the need for Lessees to take measures to repay the amount of accounts receivable to Lessor (if any).
Let me take this opportunity to express my hope for the minimal impact of the negative effects of the pandemic (declared by WHO) on the current financial and economic situation of your organization, the situation of your business partners and timely fulfillment by the parties of their previous contractual obligations, as well as to wish health to all employees of our Tenants operating in the facilities of JSC “International Business Center”.