I write to express my concern with greedy landlords who seem to go by the sandpit mantra ‘they did it, so I can too’.
Let’s be clear, borrowing costs are at an all-time low, and other assistance is available to landlords – no excuses there. In the case of Pure Melt, (Echo 8 September) $891 per week is not ‘in line’ with other businesses in town with a similar floor space. It is extortionate, and to increase a small business owners’ rent by 53 per cent in one fell swoop, under lockdown, is nothing short of rapacious and needs to be exposed for the avarice that it is.
Good luck with the ‘doing our best’ bit, no wonder you declined to be named.