Marian,

Your programme is fantastic and well done to you and your team in supporting amazing new businesses like your clients. I know his place on The Terrace and I really hope that he will be able to continue post Covid-19.

This situation is a really familiar one, with even new rental agreements not having the non-access clause in them. I agree with the other advice given above and would also add to tell your client to explain to his landlord the impact of his business, if he has not already. Can he think about offering something in kindness to the landlord, post lockdown?

Also, there is a great new site supporting Wellington small businesses during lock-down. Check out https://www.indiewellington.com/ and maybe help your client register on the site. Let us at Ākina know and we can share the link on social media as well!

I really hope your client gets through these tough times.

Ngā mihi nui,

Louise