What happens to the lease of a tenant whose dwelling is preempted?

Verified 23 November 2020 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

The tenant must accept the constraints related to the accommodation preempted by the community.

This may involve restoration work on the dwelling, or even demolition of the dwelling.

If the work requires it, the tenant must leave the accommodation. The community must then offer them alternative housing that is compatible with their needs and resources.

The tenant may at any time declare to the community his intention to terminate the lease. This declaration must be made by registered letter with notice of receipt. The community must pay him the compensation he is entitled to, including that which may be owed to him as a result of improvements he has made to the housing.

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the community is responsible for the moving costs of the tenant who has to leave the accommodation he occupies.