| 07 Jul 2022
The Night Time Industries Association comment on the extension of the Forfeiture Moratorium

MUMBAI: The NTIA has campaigned for many months regarding the issue of commercial rents, with 77.6% of Night Time Economy businesses in over 2 quarters of rent arrears and suffering financial hardship. The industry welcomes the extension of the forfeiture moratorium, as a welcome reprieve but not a long term solution.

Michael Kill CEO NTIA Says:

"The extension of the Forfeiture Moratorium until March 2021 has been welcomed by businesses which have been under an immense amount of pressure financially, but still does not address the underlying issues of rent arrears and ongoing rent solution"

"Businesses Owners will continue to take on further rent debt through this period, which will inevitably compromise their future. This requires Government intervention, and will require lead departments to use this period to address these issues and look at potential solutions where the stakeholders share the burden of debt from rent arrears. Consideration needs to be given to a more robust code of conduct which would require some mandatory elements within it, similar to the Australian model, ensuring that each stakeholder comes to the table to resolve this current situation"