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Govt unlikely to wade in on leasing disputes: Faafoi

Brent Melville
Fri, 20 Aug 2021

Govt unlikely to wade in on leasing disputes: Faafoi
Jacobs: small businesses losing out on govt inaction (Image: Supplied)
Brent Melville
Fri, 20 Aug 2021
Justice minister Kris Faafoi says the government won't intervene in commercial leasing disputes unless the covid lockdowns drag on.He also said there are no plans to introduce an Australian-style commercial tenancies code to help small businesses contend with overzealous landlords.That's something of a shift from former justice minister Andrew Little's plan, announced last June, to insert a clause into property law to require a fair reduction in rent when a business suffered a covid related loss of revenue.That followed calls early...

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