Shop tenants at 3 MRT stations hoping for rental rebates

Some shop tenants at the Jurong East, Clementi and Bukit Batok train stations are hoping for rental rebates from SMRT, which manages the stations.

This follows the announcement that those stations will not have train services on a few days in September due to upgrading works.

Some tenants estimate that they will suffer a loss of a few hundred dollars in earnings for each day the trains do not run from the affected stations.

Frank Koh, a tenant, said: “Most of our customers – they are commuters of the MRT. As such, I think it’ll definitely be affected – our business.

“But … I have not considered or looked into talking to them to give us certain compensation on the rentals, you see, because two days is quite a lot of money to ask.”

SMRT said it is considering the tenants’ requests and will inform them of its decision.

Source : Channel NewsAsia – 19 Aug 2010

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