Argentina’s Gov’t To Extend Rent Freeze and Eviction Ban

The decision to apply a rent freeze and ban evictions were among the first measures taken by president Alberto Fernández at the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic on April 1, 2020.

The Argentinian government announced on Thursday that it would extend the rent freeze and the ban on evictions to continue protecting the most vulnerable sectors amid the COVID-19.

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“The two decrees are already written. We are going to continue accompanying the people who rent because we understand that these months have been difficult, that families have not yet been able to recover all the income they have lost as a result of the pandemic,” deputy chief of cabinet Cecilia Todesca Bocco said. The official added both decrees await the presidential signature to be enacted.

The decision to apply a rent freeze and ban evictions were among the first measures taken by president Alberto Fernández at the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic on April 1, 2020. The announcement offers significant relief for thousands of tenants whose mortgage payment deadline would expire on September 30.