Traders unite in the market

Written by on April 2, 2013 in News - 1 Comment

Business owners in the covered markets are forming a company to help defend themselves from crippling rent hikes.

Triggered by a series of hefty rises from landlords In Shops, traders in Market Row and Granville Arcade, Brixton, are setting up a Community Interest Company (CIC) to put up a united front against the hikes.

Last year a community campaign to save Nour Cash and Carry succeeded in making In Shops back down from a proposed 22 per cent rise in the store’s rent.

Saja Shaheen, from Nour, said: “By starting a CIC we can provide strength in numbers.

“Individual traders do not want to be victimised. A lot will not speak up for fear of further rent rises.”

Read an open letter from traders here 

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  1. Who April 3, 2013 at 8:46 pm · Reply

    Another step closer to selling off the land for new expensive yuppie flats.

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