Restrictive Covenants

Restrictive covenants pub company

Restrictive covenants rarely used, claim property agents

By Ellie Bothwell

Pub property agents have defended the practices of large pub companies and claimed that restrictive covenants are rarely used, after the Local Government Association (LGA) last week called for a ban on the measure, which forces pubs to change use after...

ALMR opposes blanket ban on restrictive covenants

ALMR opposes blanket ban on restrictive covenants

By John Harrinton, M&C Report

The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has urged action on the use of restrictive covenants on pub sales, but fell short of calling for a blanket ban.

CAMRA urges restrictive covenants ban

CAMRA urges restrictive covenants ban

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has called on the Government to ban the practice of selling pubs with restrictive covenants that force change of use.

Simmonds: covenants not needed

Government stance on covenants slated by BBPA

By Michelle Perrett

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) claims the Government's new consultation into restrictive covenants is at odds with its drive to cut red tape.

Pub no more: covenants can force change of use

CAMRA criticises use of covenants

By John Harrington

CAMRA has written to community pubs minister expressing concern that 11 pubcos haven't ruled out applying restrictive covenants to pub sales.

Bob Neill (centre, left): Community Pubs Minister has promised review

Pub restrictive covenants under review

By John Harrington

The Government is to consult next year on whether the use of restrictive covenants on pub sales, which force change of use, should be banned or...

Neill with Kate and David Deacon of The Shoulder of Mutton in Kirkby Overblow, Yokrshire

Pubs minister to act on restrictive covenants

By John Harrington

Community pubs minister Bob Neill has given the clearest indication yet that the Government will let councils ban the sale of pubs with restrictive covenants. He was speaking at the ALMR Christmas luncheon.

William Lees-Jones: I don't think MPs know what they are talking about

Brewery boss slates MPs over covenants

By John Harrington

A prominent regional brewer has mounted a robust defence of using restrictive covenants in pub sales — saying MPs that want them banned "don't know...

OFT: not ruled out action on restrictive covenants

OFT: no systematic failure in pubco model

By John Harrington

The OFT has recognised there may be some individual examples of poor behaviour by pubcos and tenants but there is no "systematic failure".

Kettering Council wants powers to halt cheap supermarket deals

Councils: toughen rules on licensing

By John Harrington

Councils are urging the Government to make alcohol licensing more restrictive — but also to help with business rates for struggling small firms. A ban on pubs being sold with restrictive covenants is also suggested.

L-R: Mike Benner, Patrick Hall MP, Greg Mulholland MP, Jonathan Mail, Ben Chapman MP (photo: M Dodds)

'Restrictive covenants on pubs a disgrace'

By Ewan Turney

Restrictive covenants on pubs being sold are a "revolver to the head" of local authorities but small changes in planning could make a huge difference...