Upper Hutt City Council are asking those in hardship to talk to them about their rates payments. Plus have said they'll look into what options are available reducing rates increases for the 2020 – 2021 year.
Though, first, check your lease agreement and/or with your lawyer.
In short, it depends on your lease arrangement with your landlord. Many lease contracts are based on the Auckland District Law Society standard form. If yours is and is written after 2012 then it is likely that there is a clause in there (27.5) that relates to rent rebates if you are unable to access your building. You should refer to your lease document in the first instance.
It’s a tense time for most of us. COVID-19 is scary, and it’s rapidly changing the way we work, socialise, travel, access healthcare, exercise, shop and live. We know many people are feeling anxious, stressed, worried and scared.
1737 – Free call or text 1737 any time for support from a trained counsellor.
The team behind the scenes bringing you this information is the Hutt Valley Covid19 Business Response Team.
The Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce, Hutt City Council and Upper Hutt City Council are working together as one team. We want to make sure the local business community is being heard and is getting all the support and expertise available. We want to build on the supportive business community already around us, so that together we can face whatever lies ahead of us.
We're also working with WellingtonNZ Business Growth team to offer further support.
We are in daily contact with various government agencies including MBIE, feeding information into government about what our businesses here need, and sharing the latest in business support programmes from government and others back to our businesses.