The Society has been shown a rent review letter sent to a shopkeeper in the village from Daniel Watney, the Dulwich Estate’s surveyor, which says that the Estate intends to raise the rent by 60%. This is very worrying as there is reduced footfall in the area and it could be a further threat to our independent shops.

To be fair, it appears that the Estate is not the only landlord looking to raise rents. A current article on the Herne Hill Forum confirms that the landlord on the north side of Half Moon Lane is trying to impose an 80% increase on the cycle shop Bon Velo.

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