12 Jul '11, 12pm

Tenants of The Verge refuse to pay rent

Tenants of The Verge refuse to pay rent

SINGAPORE : Some tenants at The Verge shopping mall at Serangoon Road have refused to pay rent because of what they said are failed promises by the mall's management. Tenants Channel NewsAsia spoke to say in 2009, they were told that 35 per cent of the mall would house IT and electronic stores which would draw in the crowds. But tenants, like Josephine Chua who took up two units based on that premise in 2009, were greeted by furniture shops instead. "When 1st October came, they opened up the third floor and I got a shock, because half of it they leased out to furniture (stores), that is on a temporary lease basis," said Ms Chua, who owns the Dragon's Place & Jumbo Dumbo Cafe. Ms Chua said rental on one of her units was waived by the previous management, Knight Frank, till after an exhaust duct problem in her cafe was fixed. A new management team, UGL Services, took over la...

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews...

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