Minsk: authorities increase rent for entrepreneurs of “Manetka” shopping center

2009 2009-02-02T17:04:51+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en

The administration of Minsk shopping center refused to prolong the rent agreement with an entrepreneur Halina Babitskaya. Babitskaya associates it with a recent article by Komsomolskaya Pravda v Belorussii.

H.Babitskaya has rented a pavilion in Manetka for 3,5 years and hasn’t had any problems with the administration concerning rent and any other issues. ‘But recently they have brought to us new agreements, where the rent was increased. To some it became 100 Euro higher and to other ones it was as much as 300 Euro”, said the entrepreneur. Having learned about this, Halina phoned to the editorial board of Komsomolskaya Pravda and told the journalists that whereas the Belarusian authorities issue decrees for decrease of rent, at Manetka the rent keeps growing.

Komsomolskaya Pravda referred to this issue in its article Rent of apartments and offices is getting cheaper in Minsk that was published on 28 January. The following day representatives of Manetka administration came to the entrepreneur and informed her that her rent agreement would expire on 31 January and she would have to move out of the pavilion by 1 February.

‘I have already paid the tax. My equipment and goods are there, and I am thrown out to the street. In such a hard crisis time I consider it inhumane to leave people outdoors. It is my only job,’ commented Halina Babitskaya in her interview with the BelaPAN. She has also addressed the administration of Manetka with the request to be provided with a new pavilion if the old one had been sold already.