Harvey Norman

PHOTO: MARK TAYLOR/STUFF Harvey Norman gave landlords 24 hours notice that it would stop paying rent during the lockdown.

Homeware giant Harvey Norman is refusing to pay rent on some stores during the level 4 lockdown.

The Australian-owned company sent the letter to a number of landlords around New Zealand on March 25 telling them that it would not pay rent while its stores were closed.

Harvey Norman leases stores as well as warehouses.

The letter, provided to Stuff, tells landlords that they had 24 hours to respond otherwise Harvey Norman would consider the matter settled.

Harvey Norman head of property in New Zealand, Anthony Dainty says in the letter that all Harvey Norman stores had been closed under the lockdown requirements


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