Jurisdiction and Applicable Law to Claims Related to the Payment of Contributions to the Budget of an Association of Property Owners for the Maintenance of the Communal Areas of a Building: Comment on the Judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union of 8 May 2019, Brian Andrew Kerr v Pavlo Postnov and Natalia Postnova, C-25/18

Jonatan Echebarria Fernández*

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This comment on the judgment C-25/18 analyses the characterisation of the outstanding amounts payable by the owners of an apartment to the manager of the association of owners of the building in concept of maintenance costs of communal areas. The Court of Justice of the European Union identifies the court having jurisdiction according to Article 7(1)(a) (matters related to contract) of the Brussels I Recast Regulation and the applicable law according to Articles 4(1)(b) (provision of services). However, Article 4(1)(c) (rights in rem in immovable property) of the Rome I Regulation is not applicable.
Translated title of the contributionJurisdicción y ley aplicable a las reclamaciones relacionadas con el pago de las contribuciones al presupuesto de una comunidad de propietarios para el mantenimiento de las zonas comunes de un edificio: Comentario a la sentencia del Tribunal de Justicia de la Unión Europea de 8 de mayo de 2019, Brian Andrew Kerr contra Pavlo Postnov y Natalia Postnova, C-25/18
Original languageEnglish
JournalCuadernos de Derecho Transnacional
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)583-591
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Actions in contract
  • Provision of services
  • Rights in rem
  • Court of Justice of the European Union
  • Jurisdiction
  • Applicable law
  • Brussels I Recast Regulation
  • Rome I Regulation
  • Rome II Regulation

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