Leasehold Estate

Cott Inn, Dartington

Greene King under fire over rent clause

By John Harrington

Greene King has been accused of enforcing a no-rent-reduction clause, regardless of the circumstances, at a Devon pub. An historic clause on the...

Robertson: clear concerns over tie

More pubcos seek clarity

By John Harrington

More pub operators will submit their lease codes of practice to be accredited for clarity after final details emerge of the Government's mandatory...

George Barnes: help for tenants

Sheps freezes beer prices for its tenants

By Gemma McKenna

Kent brewer Shepherd Neame is freezing beer prices for its tenants until January 2011 as part of a support package for existing and new tenants. The...

Regionals are getting more interest in pubs

Recession prompts rise in pub applications

By Gemma McKenna

Regional brewers say applications for tenanted pubs have risen sharply since the start of the year — with increased redundancies cited as a reason....

Coulson: backing Pubwatch campaign

Act now to save Ban the Thug Act

By Peter Coulson

It is great to see that National Pubwatch has started to campaign for the protection of licensees from thugs, says Peter Coulson.

Greene King: 12-month tenancy options

Greene King gets rid of cooling-off

By John Harrington

Greene King has abandoned cooling-off periods for in-coming licensees in favour of 12-month stand-alone tenancies to give hosts a flavour of running...

Ward: forced to close pub

High profile campaigner forced to close pub

By Ewan Turney

High profile lessee rights campaigner Inez Ward has been forced to shut her pub after bailiffs cut off the electricity. Ward, Enterprise licensee at...

Brakspear rolls out new tenancy agreements

Brakspear rolls out new tenancy agreements

By John Harrington

Brakspear Pub Company plans to move most of its tenants onto its new longer six-year agreements that offer new discounts. Barrelage discounts of up...

County Estate: new short leases

County's new short lease deals

By The PMA Team

County Estate Management has launched a new free-of-tie tenancy for the 260-strong estate of Pubfolio pubs it manages. Would-be licensees are being...

The new lease offers 'a complete business package'

Enterprise's £150-a-barrel discount

By The PMA Team

Enterprise Inns is offering a new lease agreement that means licensees earn a £150-a-barrel discount if they exceed barrelage targets. It's part of...

Enterprise Inns: short and simple leases

Enterprise tenancy offers more scope

By Tony Halstead

Enterprise Inns has made major changes to its basic tenancy agreement to meet growing licensee demands for a more flexible trading deal.

Thwaites: new deal for tenants

Thwaites starts new deal

By Tony Halstead

Regional brewer and pub operator Daniel Thwaites has launched a new tenancy agreement aimed at giving its licensees new essential tools to trade in a...


Thwaites launches new tenancy agreement

By Tony Halstead

Regional brewer and pub operator Daniel Thwaites has launched a new tenancy agreement aimed at giving its licensees new essential tools to trade in a...

Darby: belief in shared benefit

'Mutuality' is way forward

By Alistair Darby

A win-win approach between landlord and tenant is even more important in tough trading conditions, says Marston's Pub Company boss Alistair Darby.

Delwyn Lewis and Martin Bates were charged £74 a day for electricity

£74-a-day electric bill for new hosts

By John Harrington

Hosts were charged a staggering £74 per day for electricity at a 40-cover pub after being stuck paying inflated "out-of-contract" rates. BizzEnergy...

Chicago Rock Cafe: Tenants wanted

3D moves sites to tenancy to reduce losses

By The PMA Team

Chicago Rock Cafe operator 3D Entertainment is to try to find tenants for its loss-making sites to reduce losses with nightclubs to let for as little as £1,000-£4,000 a week.

The tie that binds

The tie that binds

It's understandable that many licensees see the tie as some malicious device invented by landlords to make their lives as painful as possible. But it...

Stuart Bateman: Partners should have ultimate trust in each other

Pioneering Batemans to scrap rent reviews

By The PMA Team

In an industry first, Lincolnshire brewer and retailer Batemans is offering to scrap rent reviews for existing and new tenants in an attempt to remove tenants' fear that they will be "punished" for trading success.

Marston's have let over half of its available vacancies

Marston's leases going well

By The PMA Team

Over half of the 47 lease opportunities placed on the market at the end of April on behalf of Marston's Pub Company have been successfully let by agent Christie+Co.

BII: Benchmarking pubco leases

Two more pubcos get lease accreditation

By John Harrington

Charles Wells Pub Company and Trust Inns are the latest tenanted operators to have their codes of practices for leases accredited for their clarity....

Your say

Your say

Tenants must unite to survive I have been trying recently to evaluate the plight of the pubco tenant. My partner and I have 18 years left on our...

Freeholds made easier

Freeholds made easier

By Joe Lutrario

Fleurets and Coffer Corporate Leisure are teaming up to help pubco licensees buy the freehold of their pub. Fleurets has piloted the scheme with...