Property law

Stranger things: sneaky thieves have helped themselves to an array of odd items

Strangest things stolen from pubs

By Alice Leader

An ambitious punter may think it’s a great idea to steal a souvenir as a stamp of a joyous night, but the word ‘souvenir’ may be up for debate here.

Property moves: which sites have been reopened, revamped or changed hands in the past week?

Property round-up

Mitchells & Butlers preparing Scottish expansion

By Stuart Stone

The operator of more than 1,700 managed sites, Mitchells & Butlers, is eyeing new sites in Scotland while Star Pubs & Bars, Shepherd Neame and Robinsons reveal revamped venues.

Keeping tradition: campaigners left disappointed after listing application is rejected

Fight to keep Victorian heritage lost

By Alice Leader

Concerns have been raised after a Victorian pub was denied listed status to protect its heritage and deter developers who wanted to convert the site into flats.

Property moves: which sites have been reopened, revamped or changed hands in the past week?

Property round-up: Admiral passes 1,000-pub mark

By Stuart Stone

A £45m deal for 137 sites from Marston’s has seen Admiral Taverns grow its pub estate past 1,000 venues, while there are new openings for ETM Group, Old Spot Pub Company, Stonegate and Ei Group.

Up for sale: the Constitution in Camden, north London, is one of the three sites on the market

Pubs of Distinction set to leave industry

By Nikkie Thatcher

Multiple operator Pubs of Distinction is selling its three free-of-tie London sites as the company is looking to exit the market to concentrate on other businesses.

Strong as an ox: an in depth look at why Oxford may be the place for you

Regional report

What makes Oxford a good place to own a pub?

By Michelle Perrett

Residence of many operators, including home-grown brewer Brakspear, Oxfordshire offers plenty to the on-trade with a growth in population on the cards.

Rates rise: operators can expect to see another increase in business rates

Pubs face £13m business rates hike

By Nikkie Thatcher

The pub sector could face a rise in business rates of £12.77m thanks to a 1.7% uprating for inflation, real estate experts have warned.

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