Jessica Tan on COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) (Amendment) Bill

June 2020

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Jessica Tan on COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) (Amendment) Bill

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Will new rental relief measures unnecessarily prolong the exit of unviable businesses or benefit them at the expense of landlords and taxpayers? This question was posed by MP Jessica Tan during the debate on a Bill mandating landlords to waive more rent for SME tenants amid the economic fallout from COVID-19. Noting that landlords can seek a reprieve on the grounds of financial hardship, Ms Tan asked how long this assessment process will take, how it will be done and by whom.