Market traders claim they are being forced to pay thousands of pounds for repairs to stalls that could face demolition in the coming months.
The dispute comes after Leeds City Council issued letters to around 140 Kirkgate Market tenants telling them to invest in electrical work so that their units meet the latest wiring regulations.
Liz Laughton, who runs the R.Bethell fishmongers in the market, claims some traders are considering their future at the market due to the potential high cost of repairs.
Ms Laughton, the former chairman of the now inactive Kirkgate branch of National Market Traders’ Federation, said: “I’m not saying electrical verification certificates aren’t needed but why do they have to plough thousands into units when they don’t know if they will be there in six months time?
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