Thursday 9 July 2009 5.40pm
A lease would never specify in the way you mention. All I'm saying is that leases in busy areas are more expensive than those in not-so-busy areas. Ergo, lessees on stations pay more than those on backroads.
And if the station becomes busier, as you mention, then leases go up again.
It's just supply and demand.
So, again, yes: if I was paying rent based on a lot of footfall, and then someone acted to prevent that footfall, I wouldn't see it as illogical that I sought compensation for the loss of footfall.
Try the same argument, but substitute rent payments for your salary (i.e. imagine you've been given a job in one of these shops, but you're now facing being laid off because there aren't enough customers to pay your wages).
...if you press it, they will come.