The capital city announced in August the start of the gradual reconstruction of the neglected stone square in the center of Bratislava.
However, the square has been linked to a dispute over the rent of the country in question, between Intermont and Intermont. The municipality claims that this dispute has no influence on the reconstruction of the square, but the firm points to the urgent measure by which the city court does not deal with the land covered by the lease contract in any way.
In 2007, Intermont, led by Igor Ballo, signed a capital lease with a ten-year tenancy agreement in Kamenný náměstí. According to the municipality of Bratislava, the company has undertaken to build a complex of underground car parks in connection with the revitalization of the stone square.
"Because the tenant was passive, not acting on the land and even stopped paying rent, the previous city management decided to withdraw from the lease after five years' rent," said the spokesman for Bratislava, Zuzana Onufer. However, the company has brought an action for annulment against this decision. In this case, the court ruled that the manner of terminating the lease was not in accordance with the law.
"In addition, the company filed a further claim for compensation for the will to ask the court to extend the lease, and the company asked the court to order an immediate order, so that the court did not decide on the case itself. "said Onufer.
The regional court in Bratislava, by decision of March 2018, only confirmed the decision of the court in Bratislava in the form of an urgent action order, whereby the capital was forbidden to deal with the land in question in any way. He specifically prohibited them from selling, donating, exchanging, setting up, borrowing or adjusting the material.
"From the above it follows that the capital can perform good governance and use the country, but it can not translate the substance or otherwise tax and change it," said Onufer. In the revitalization, the city declares that it will take urgent action into account and ensure that the nature of the country does not change, so that the square remains a square.
Balo told TASR that Intermont has been in the hands of a regional court since early 2018, which has ruled that the capital has violated the law in connection with the cancellation of a lease. "The court ruled that the withdrawal was invalid and the city is obliged, among other things, to pay all costs and fees in this respect.
Intermont has allowed this decision against the city to claim damages as a result of the unjustified termination of the contract, "Ballo said, adding that the legal representatives of the company continue to treat the situation.
"Mr. Ballo claims that he suffered a lot of damage, but so far the city has not proved the existence and extent of the damage to the relevant documents and the tribunals themselves have already been compensated in the past", argued Onufer.