Category Archives: Rent Reviews (Commercial)

M&C July News letter, well worth reading on the vagaries of leases.

There is nothing worse than an air of uncertainty and planning ahead for both summer trade and for the formality of lease renewal is currently still anybody’s guess. Whilst it is hoped for the much-heralded ‘barbecue summer’, it is always a risk as to the certainty that it will actually happen. Gearing up for the… Read More »

MORGAN & CLARKE FEBRUARY 2015 NEWSLETTER NO. 40, latest Property News

                      MORGAN & CLARKE  FEBRUARY 2015 NEWSLETTER NO. 40, latest Property News Did you know that Britain now has more breweries per head of population than any other country in the world, including New Zealand, America and Germany, with a brewery for every 50,000 people?  This is as a result of the knock-on effect of… Read More »

VOA clarifies rates for licensed trade, HM Revenue & Customs

Information about how pubs, bars and other licensed premises are valued for non-domestic rates has been published by the Valuation Office Agency (VOA). According to the VOA, this involves collecting details of rent, trading levels, and the premises’ location, type and services, and using this information to establish a ‘fair maintainable trade’ (FMT) value. FMT… Read More »

Business Rates and the Inland Revenue

Business Rates and the Inland Revenue Having crossed swords with the Inland Revenue Rating Valuation Officers face to face on a number of occasions, regarding my various pubs Rating Valuations with some degree of success. In the early days with very little knowledge of rating and a good knowledge of pub viability, whereas the Valuer had… Read More »

Pub Co and Developers Dirty Tricks Department

Pub Co and Developers Dirty Tricks Department There is nothing legally wrong with a Pubco selling the freehold of a supply-tie leased pub to anyone that they choose.   Although there is a moral implication, there is no legal obligation that the freehold should first be offered to the lessee in occupation.   This understandably money-return based corporate… Read More »

The Vagaries of Arbitration, PIRRS and Developers Dirty Tricks

The Vagaries of Arbitration, PIRRS and Developers Dirty Tricks, an essential read for all business people. MORGAN & CLARKE SEPTEMBER 2014 NEWSLETTER NO. 35 Pigeon House, The Broadway, Oakridge Lynch, Stroud, Glos. GL6 7NU September has been a month of mixed messages with no great consistency within the general tenancy / leasehold market. Recent figures… Read More »

Latest view on Business, Property, Rates and Rents that may affect your Business

Latest view on Business, Property, Rates and Rents that may affect your Business How easy it is to be lulled into a false sense of optimism with the onset of what looked like a glorious spring at the beginning of May.   A number of our clients in coastal/seaside locations have been ruing the foul weather… Read More »

Statutory code: BIS minister Jenny Willott

Statutory code: BIS minister Jenny Willott writes for the PMA Please click on the link for those that do not take the Morning Advertiser. By Jenny Willott, 03-Jun-2014 BIS minister Jenny Willott writes exclusively for the Publican’s Morning Advertiser on the Government’s decision to introduce a statutory code of practice and adjudicator. http://www.morningadvertiser.co.uk/General-News/Statutory-code-BIS-minister-Jenny-Willott-writes-for-the-PMA Comment:-It’s a… Read More »

The Double Standard of the Pub Co, Barrel-Dregs (268)

The Double Standard of the Pub Co, Barrel-Dregs (268) Publican demands debt waiver for Punch tenants For those that do not read the Morning Advertiser. By James Wallin, 29-May-2014 A publican facing eviction has asked Punch Taverns to offer him and other struggling licensees the same debt waiver the company requested from noteholders. http://www.morningadvertiser.co.uk/General-News/Publican-demands-debt-waiver-for-Punch-tenants The… Read More »