Property law

Vision king: the challenge is to make a station pub a destination pub

Railway pubs: on the right side of the tracks

By Claire Churchard

Station pubs are changing. Network Rail is encouraging operators to develop destination pubs that draw people in. We look at what this evolution means for publicans thinking about opening up next to the tracks.

Rate rise: Mark Carney has overseen the first interest rate rise in a decade

Don't panic - industry reaction to interest rate increase

By Michelle Perrett

Concern may have been expressed in the trade about this month’s rise in interest rates, but while licensees would be advised to check their finances, the consensus is there should be little in the move to worry publicans

 “Thorny issue”: Many tenants don't have sufficient funds to keep investing in their property

State of affairs: The cost of dilapidation

By Michelle Perrett

Licensees need to be aware of the potentially huge costs of dilapidations but, if maintenance and upkeep of a site is taken care of regularly, there should be little reason to be overly concerned

Fresh cheese: the revamped site will show a range of sports including Premiership and Champions League football

Stonegate invests £250,000 to revamp Cheshire Cheese pub

By Fred A'Court

A £250,000 refurbishment has given the Cheshire Cheese near Tower Hill in London a new lease of life, with updated decor, new fittings and the latest technology for screening sports TV while rich wood furniture surroundings and mirrors retain the traditional...

Steampunks: street theatre builds excitement around The Alchemist's new opening

£1.5m Alchemist site to open in Oxford

By Nicholas Robinson

Bar and restaurant group The Alchemist has pumped £1.5m into the opening of a new shopping centre bar in Oxford, creating 75 new jobs.

Fleurets' Sutcliffe: some rents are jumping to where we thought headline rents were maybe four to five years ago

Property: Average free of tie leases up as much as 22%

By Michelle Perrett

Rising rents, signs the London market has reached a tipping point, and the effects of Brexit, the national living wage and the new rating system are all covered in Fleurets’ annual rental survey.