David Elliott: 'Get the right licensee in place'

'Pantogate' saga masks BISC inquiry issues

By David Elliott

Interesting comments last week from Ted Tuppen regarding the Business, Innovation & Skills Committee inquiry (BISC). While calling the process a ‘political pantomime’ was probably going too far, this one-liner has led to a lot of unnecessary objections...

BBPA: deeply disappointed

BISC: BBPA claims statutory code will close more pubs

By Ewan Turney

The British Beer and Pub Association has hit back at the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee, claiming its recommendations for a statutory code of practice will lead to more pub closures.

Mulholland: wants action on pubcos

Enterprise defends tenants’ treatment

Enterprise Inns has defended its treatment of tenants after new figures show 17 of the 30 “serious” licensee complaints against pubcos to a group of MPs were from Enterprise tenants.

Coulson: pub leases are complex

Take advice on your lease

By Peter Coulson

Professional advice is an essential requirement when looking to take on a pub lease, says Peter Coulson.

Tuppen: move would help defuse tensions between landlord and tenant

Tuppen in plea to pubcos

By John Harrington and Michelle Perrett

Enterprise chief Ted Tuppen has promised to "push even harder" to encourage other pubcos to insist that anyone signing a lease or tenancy has taken...

Some tenants are campaigning for a break in the beer tie

FPB: pubcos holding tenants to ransom

By Michelle Perrett

The Forum of Private Business (FPB) has called for stronger regulation of the pub trade claiming pubcos are holding tenants to ransom.

Ball: insist on using codes

'Hold pubcos to what they say on codes'

By Gurjit Degun

Licensees have been urged to read their pubco codes of practice and "hold pubcos to what they say" — that's the view of Nigel Ball, senior director...

Findlay: Retail Agreement is key to success

Marston's tenants back Retail Agreement

By John Harrington, M&C Report

Nine out of 10 (93%) Marston's tenants signed up to its new quasi-franchise Retail Agreement would recommend the deal to others.

RPI rents: can leave licensees with a headache

RPI leases: get your maths right

By Daniel Mackernan

The pubcos have increasingly introduced RPI leases, but tenants need to take an appropriate view on the initial rent, argues Daniel Mackernan of...

Illusions: just one bar left

Illusions Magic Bars down to one site

By John Harrington, M&C Report

Illusions Magic Bars, the operator of magic bars, has been forced to close its Manchester venue after the landlord declined to renew the lease....

Whittle: wants to see terms brought back

Move to cut pub inventory disputes

By Gurjit Degun

Disputes between tenants and pub companies about inventories could be reduced thanks to a new procedure agreed by more than 100 pub property valuers....