Property law

Shutting the doors: the Brighton pub is closing for good on Thursday 26 September

Historic pub closing to make way for flats

By Nikkie Thatcher

A Brighton pub is set to close its doors this week (26 September) and flats will be built on the upper floors of the building, its owner Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) has confirmed.

High street closures: Research by PricewaterhouseCoopers found that, on average, a high street store closed its doors for good every 90 minutes in the first half of 2019


How to future-proof the high street pub?

By Stuart Stone

With a swathe of new data revealing the extent to which our town centres are changing, we ask in what way, shape or form can the high street pub survive?

Please re-lease me: Cedar Green Group states hospitality operators are seeing turnover hit by an average of 21% just on rent

10 tips to securing a new pub or bar lease

By John Deane

It’s a fact. The majority of pub and bar operators are spending more than they can afford on rent and rates, says John Deane a partner at Gannons Solicitors.

You got the look: customers want good food and drinks out of home but they also increasingly like to see a touch of style and class too

Pub design ideas: 'making people love the spaces they’re in'

By Emma Eversham

Increasingly, style-savvy customers have high expectations of a venue’s décor so how can pubs create a look that denotes luxury without detracting from the core aims of providing a welcoming space and withstanding wear and tear?

Know the rules: advice on dilapidations claims comes from chartered building surveyor Jon Rowling

Top tips on challenging dilapidations claims

By Jon Rowling

Chartered building surveyor Jon Rowling – a technical partner at commercial and residential property consultants Tuffin Ferraby Taylor (TFT) and author of The TFT Purple Book: A Guide to Dilapidations in the UK – explains that if you are being asked to...

Successful capital: London mayor Sadiq Khan is working on a plan to continue to help pubs

Number of London pubs remains stable

By Nikkie Thatcher

The number of pubs in London remained stable between 2017 and 2018 after dropping by more than a quarter since 2001, according to new research by City Hall.

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