The City Council of the municipality declared that it will "exonerate" from paying receipts for April or May to properties leased to economic activities that were affected by a decrease in income of over 60% during the state of emergency.
This measure is available to affected tenants by way of a responsible statement, where they can confirm the closing or reduction in income and provide documentation supporting such circumstances as the mayor's decree.
Marino Aguilera (Mayor and Councilor for Treasury) explained that some tenants had taken advantage of the Real Plan to compensate structural expenses. However, there are contracts that exceed the City Council's compensation amount. This has resulted in a loss we tried to rectify with the two-month total exemption from payment. Marino Aguilera stated that "in this manner we wanted to follow in the footsteps of many commercial property owners who have not collected rent from tenants during the state alarm."
The council pointed out that this exemption measure is included in the REAL Plan for Alcala La Real's economic recovery plan. This includes aid for structural expenses compensation, rental of real property, reform of premises and the start of new activities within the historic center, acquisition of industrial land and modernization and SME acquisition.
These tenants will be contacted by the City Council to learn more about the measure and assist them in completing the application process.