Newsagents in Victoria need to know that the Covid rent relief measures put in place through the national cabinet earlier this year have been extended.
Click here to access the details of this scheme.
As has been the case since March this year, independent landlords are more likely to be on top of this and providing relief, often beyond what is required, without many barriers. It is the big business landlords, the major shopping centre landlord businesses, that are problematic, late and providing considerable stress for small business retailers.
While the extension of arrangements by the Victorian government are welcome, it would have been helpful for there to be penalties for landlords who stalled the process.