The post-Covid rent revolution: who wins and who loses?

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Join Liz Moseley and special guests to investigate the post-Covid rent revolution.

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Restaurant owners re-opening with reduced seating and empty streets fear that having to stump up 50% rent back-dated til April might kill them off entirely. Meanwhile, some wealthier residential tenants are snapping up bargains in big cities from the softer market - whilst others are braced for the end of a moratorium in evictions. As for tourist destinations, how long can the virus keep spiralling rents caused by AirBnB at bay?

Chair: Liz Moseley, Editor and Partner, Tortoise

Our special guest include:

Luis Mendes has been a guest Lecturer at the Lisbon School of Education since 2010 and the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning of the University of Lisbon (IGOT-UL) since 2012. He is a member of the Portuguese Association of Geographers, the Geography Teachers Association and the Lisbon Tenants Association, integrating since 2012 and 2018, respectively, the board of the latter two. Since 2003, he carries Permanent Researcher functions in the Centre for Geographical Studies of the University of Lisbon (CEG/UL) of IGOT-UL, in which has developed research in the fields of Urban Studies (notably gentrification and urban regeneration), Geographical Education and Teaching of Geography.

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