Brickbat: Up for Rent

May 10, 2022   |   Tags: ,
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The British government is set to unveil a law that would force landlords to rent out empty retail spaces. The law would let local councils mandate that owners place shops that have been empty a year or more into a "rental auction," with the high bidder getting the lease. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called boarded up shops a "blight" that harms local economies.

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