RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Tuesday evening, the Senate passed a bill that changes private legal relations during the novel coronavirus pandemic. Among the main changes is the ban on summary evictions of urban property tenants, through temporary court orders before the tenant had a time to defend itself; the new text is valid for all court cases between March 20th and October 30th this year.

The bill also allows residential tenants who experience economic and financial hardship due to the coronavirus crisis to suspend the payment of their rents in full or in part within the same period.

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