Right to a rental discount


In its judgment dated 11 October 2018 (file no. 26 Cdo 527/2017), the Czech Supreme Court addressed the issue of discounts on rent. The court held that even if a tenant has been prevented from enjoying its leasehold in the manner stated in the lease agreement or another reasonable manner, it is not entitled to stop paying rent and may not claim a rental discount if it caused or was partly responsible for the relevant defect. This means that tenants who cause a defect or are responsible (even partially) for its occurrence may not claim a related rental discount.