Shop eviction ban extended covid lockdown

Retailers are urging the government to detail how they will support stores after the Covid-19 pandemic.

The comments come a month before the ban preventing landlords from evicting tenants comes to an end on 30 June.

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Ravi Raveendran, owner of Colombo Mini Mart in London, told betterRetailing: “We are entitled to some sort of compensation to protect small businesses from facing any more damage.”

He added: “I also want reassurance from my landlord we won’t be faced with any rent increases in the near future.”

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