Property law

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.

Young at heart: find out why youth rules in Birmingham in our latest regional report

Regional report

What makes Birmingham a good place to run a pub?

By Michelle Perrett

A huge 40% of Birmingham’s population is claimed to be aged under 25 – and there’s plenty of places to eat and drink to satisfy those numbers

A match made in Devon: tourism is a key component to business in Devon

Regional report

Why own a pub in Devon?

By Michelle Perrett

Although reliant on tourism, if pub bosses are astute, there’s plenty of business available to make a rich living in Devon

A fine art: Follow the advice on submitting drawings

Top tips: All part of the masterplan

By Poppleston Allen

If you are applying for a new premises licence or are making changes to the layout of an existing premises, you will probably need to submit an application to the local authority, enclosing a copy of suitable licensing drawings.

Young blood: a chance to capture the youthful exuberance of Liverpool

Regional report

Why is Liverpool a good place to own a pub?

By Michelle Perrett

A growing population – made up of many Millennials and Generation Z – is helping drive Liverpool and that is attracting high-profile operators

Tied and tested: 'the tied model has had its share of detractors over the years, but time has moved on' according to Kate Hayden


Where would many be without the tie?

By Kate Hayden

The licensee of the Snow Goose at Farnborough, Hampshire and the Extraordinary Hare at West Hendred, Oxfordshire, Kate Hayden explains that the tie has come a long way since she started out 27 years ago.

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