At the end of March, the deadline for repaying housing rents deferred in the previous year expires. The Chamber of Labor (AK) fears that from then on, tenants who are poorly paid will increasingly find themselves in financial need and is therefore calling for an aid fund to cover all or part of the rent. This year, the rental debts of domestic households could rise to more than 83 billion euros, estimates the AK.
The deadline was extended in December and is currently valid until the end of March.
The club comes in April – tenants then have to pay up to four months’ rent. And hours also means that four percent interest is added to the deferred monthly rents, plus the current rent,” said AK housing expert Thomas Ritt in a broadcast on Monday.
The rental debt for 48,800 households could also amount to more than 83 billion euros. At the same time, it was said from the real estate industry that there was no crisis and that revenues would gush, criticized Ritt. Across Austria, rental income rose significantly in 2020, according to the AK.