A new petition has hit the internet to freeze rents and mortgages in Poland. The organizers are asking people to sign the petition to get enough signatures to force the government to act. Click the link at the end of this article to sign the petition and remember to share this article on your social media to get the message out.
We are now in unprecedented times, and the economic impact of Covid-19 on Poland and the rest of the world will be massive, but there are measures we can take to mitigate the fallout. We urge the Poland government to take action to protect the people in the same manner that their Italian counterparts did on March 10th, they suspended mortgage repayments and utility bills to soften the economic blow to households and small businesses, residential and commercial.
Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte said ‘Europe cannot think of confronting an extraordinary situation with ordinary measures’. The coronavirus is expanding rapidly and we will be likely facing numerous months of self-isolation with a large number of the country facing unemployment and uncertainty.
Hundreds of small and medium businesses are unlikely to reopen with their current liabilities in place, the aftermath of which will be catastrophic and will impact all of society in Poland. We call on the government to bring in emergency legislation for banks to freeze mortgages so landlords can freeze rents. By acting together, we can save many lives and livelihoods.
The petition main points…
1 – The government needs to liaise with banks to freeze repayments for the duration of coronavirus
2 – Landlords need to implement this for all tenants in Poland.