Small businesses being driven to bankruptcy by landlords demanding rent during COVID-19 | ABC News

Small business owners say they’re being driven to bankruptcy by landlords squeezing them for rent during the coronavirus pandemic.

In April, the National Cabinet devised a code of conduct to protect business owners from being evicted, and requiring landlords to offer significant reductions in rent through the shutdowns.

But business owners have told the ABC some landlords are ignoring the code, forcing them to choose between costly legal battles, or closing their doors for good.

Ben Knight reports.

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