Property law

The going rate: David Shuttleworth of Altus Group discusses the process of appealing pub business rates

Appealing pub business rates

By Stuart Stone

David Shuttleworth, vice-president of ratings advisory company Altus Group, explains how to go about the process of appealing against pub business rates.

Investing in outdoor equipment is a great idea, but make sure you do your homework first

Pub property: Outdoor pursuits

By Stuart Stone

Investing in your pub’s outdoor infrastructure in time to cash in on summer footfall can provide a huge boost for business. Here are the boxes that need ticking before breaking ground on a new outdoor project

Give lease a chance: The ins and outs of lease reassignments

Pub property: Lease is the word

By Stuart Stone

Leaseholds remain an ever-popular point of entry into the pub industry for inexperienced pub owners. However, sites that are only part way through their lease may need to be reassigned, so what’s the best way to do this?

“While traditional pubs thrive in densely populated areas, wet-led pubs situated in the shires continue to face the pressures of increasing overheads

Regional focus on...the West Midlands

By Stuart Stone

Our regional focus on the west midlands focuses on the best pubs in Shropshire, Staffordshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire and Birmingham.

Knowing your fixtures and fittings is essential when you're buying or selling a pub (Pic credit: adekvat/

More than a bit part: pub fixtures and fittings

By Stuart Stone

The ability to nail down pub fixtures and fittings is key to buying and selling a premises. Here is a basic guide to some of your business’s moving – and non-moving – parts that may or may not need pricing

Live-in: guardians now look after 15 empty London pubs

Who are London's pub property guardians?

By Stuart Stone

Calling a Live-in Guardian to stay in an empty pub while the site is between tenants or it's longer term future is being determined offers property owners a large number of benefits .

Demand for coastal destinations, such as Margate in Kent, is expected to continue

Regional focus on...the Home Counties

By Stuart Stone

Our regional focus on the Home Counties focuses on the best pubs in Kent, Surrey, Essex, Hertfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire.

Regional focus on...the north-west

By Stuart Stone

Our regional focus on the north-west focuses on the best pubs in Greater Manchester, Mersey, Cheshire, Lancashire and Cumbria.