PHOTO: BRADEN FASTIER/STUFF Many retail businesses have had their incomes wiped out or reduced to limited online sales.
Landlords are taking a case-by-case approach to rent relief for Nelson businesses struggling under the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions.
While some businesses are operating in close to normal circumstances, others have had their income completely wiped out by the lockdown.
Uniquely Nelson manager Simon Duffy said most Nelson retailers had managed to get rent relief, either through rent reductions, holidays, or deferments.
“Some asked their landlords for it, others were offered it. Everyone’s hanging in there – it’s not all doom and gloom.”
He said with council also waiving rents for some businesses and the Government providing wage subsidies, businesses were adapting to the situation as well as possible.
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