Category Archives: Editors Comments

Essential Questions and Answers before you take a Commercial Lease

  Essential Questions and Answers before you take a Commercial Lease All these questions you need positive answers to, in writing, from your Landlord before  you consult a Solicitor/Commercial Lawyer or consider taking a Commercial Lease. In our opinion these Q.A’s. should be part of a Commercial Agents Property Details and would save a lot… Read More »

Rent Valuations by Pub Co’s, BDM’s at Rent Reviews and some other questionable activities. (Barrel Dregs)

Rent Valuations by Pub Co’s, BDM’s at Rent Reviews and some other questionable activities. Having studied the so called method of rent assessment used by the Pub Co’s for Rent Reviews. Firstly all rents are supposedly worked out by Valuers and BDM’s on the future sustainable earnings potential by a competent operator/reasonably efficient operator (REO)… Read More »

FMT and REO (Fair Maintainable Trade, Resonably Efficient Operator)

This Web Site is For Sale, if you are interested. The chief Scribe would like to retire email:- info@buyingapub.com FMT and REO (Fair Maintainable Trade, Reasonably Efficient Operator) (From the Archives) An interesting article in the Morning Advertiser from my old colleague Phil Dixon about FMT (Fair Maintainable Trade) and REO  (Reasonably Efficient Operator) or still… Read More »

Always have everything in writing (Barrel Dregs)

Always have everything in writing (Barrel Dregs) Please note, access to this site is totally free if you would like to subscribe (No Charge) on www.buyingapub.com, they are free to be read for your guidance and aimed to help you get through a time of considerable pressure and demand. Barrel-Dregs has been run for many… Read More »

RICS and the definition of Competent Operator

The rental levels set by the RICS are for a Competent Operator (CO) or Reasonably Efficient Operator (REO). The RICS do not, nor ever have run pubs and very few Chartered Surveyors have ever dirtied their hands with such hard work. The Valuation Committee consisted of members whose main income is derived from perpetuating these… Read More »

False Pub Accounts (Barrel Dregs), a tale for the unwary business buyer

False Pub Accounts (Barrel Dregs), a tale for the unwary business buyer Please note, access to this site is totally free if you would like to subscribe (No Charge) on www.buyingapub.com, they are free to be read for your guidance and aimed to help you get through a time of considerable pressure and demand. Barrel-Dregs has… Read More »

Pub Co, Licensees Horror Stories 4 (Barrel Dregs)

  Pub Co, Licensees Horror Stories 4 (Barrel Dregs) Please note, access to this site is totally free if you would like to subscribe (No Charge) on www.buyingapub.com, they are free to be read for your guidance and aimed to help you get through a time of considerable pressure and demand. Barrel-Dregs has been run… Read More »

Assigning a Pub/Commercial Lease and the Pitfalls, Part 3,

Assigning a Pub/Commercial Lease and the Pitfalls, Part 3, other issues. The Pub Co’s created another problem, if there were cash flow problems and the rent was not paid, the whole family would be evicted in a very short space of time because it’s a commercial property, whereas domestic accommodation is totally different, it can… Read More »