Many commercial tenancies in local shops are forced to endure rental increases of 300% and are walking away from their businesses. Many tenants are on monthly agreements and so have no security. Commercial tenants may have agreements that include water; insurance and other add ons to rent that increase these costs.
Small business owners are being taken out by greedy landlords.
If you notice that your prices at your local shops are increasing and many shops are closing you can put that to the landlords. Of course, customers are not aware of the commercial relationship between a tenant and a property owner; this is commercial-in-confidence. A quiet word to a shop owner will confirm the reality, if they are willing to talk.
The Property Council will justify commercial property owners increasing their rents and putting leaseholders on monthly leases, as the right of landowner over servant like has been history.
They will be quiet in the pre-election period to keep both sides in control. Lib or Lab , two peas in a pod.