Category Archives: Pub/Restaurant Business Advice

More people are reading the articles about avoiding Pub Co Tied Leases. (Barrel-dregs)

  Even more people are reading the articles about avoiding Pub Co Tied Leases at this moment of time. (Barrel-dregs) The fault lies with the Pub Co’s, they are trying to find legal ways not to comply with the New Legislation. The New Legislation was brought in to try and make the industry fairer for… Read More »

JG & Partners. More Affordable Court Fees for Lodging Licensing Appeals

More Affordable Justice?? Court Fees for Lodging Licensing Appeals greatly reduced Posted: 31 Jul 2018 10:05 AM PDT On the 25th July 2018, The Court of Protection, Civil Proceedings and Magistrates Courts Fees ( Amendment ) Order 2018 came into force. This has now greatly reduced the fees payable to the Court for lodging a… Read More »

Would you buy a Pub Co Tied Lease? Not Likely, Read On. (Barrel Dregs)

  Would you buy a Pub Co Tied Lease? Not Likely, Read On. (Barrel Dregs) One of the biggest problems in the Pub Co Tied Lease Sector is that you have two factions in the Industry, you have Pub Co’s and all their supportive companies and so called specialists, the other faction are the lessees,… Read More »

Inland Revenue and Rates, (Barrel-dregs)

  Inland Revenue and Rates, (Barrel-dregs) I have had a number of discussions with the Inland Revenue Valuation Service, most have been successful apart from one, which the Valuer that I spoke to refused to meet me and discuss the problem and said his decision was final. The other Valuers were far higher up the… Read More »

Why you should not take a Pub Co Tied Lease, at this moment of time? Barrel-Dregs.

Barrel Dregs Why you should not take a major Pub Co Tied Lease, at this moment of time? The Pub Co’s  would appear to be objecting to various issues within the New Legislation, the situation has in many peoples eyes become unworkable, especially for the Lessees, existing and future in respect of the Market Rent… Read More »

Pub Co Tied Leases, Questions that you need to Ask and Answers that you need to know. (Part 1)

  Pub Co Tied Leases, Questions that you need to Ask and Answers that you need to know before you start spending money. (Part 1) All these questions you need positive answers to, in writing, from your Pub Co/Landlord before  you consult a Solicitor/Commercial Lawyer or seriously consider taking a Tied Lease and start paying… Read More »

JG&Partners, “Protecting your business?” £5,000 fine for failing to display Food Hygiene Ratings

“Protecting your business?” £5,000 fine for failing to display Food Hygiene Ratings A recent case at Cardiff Magistrates Court, in which a business owner was fined £5,000, highlights the obligations businesses have to display their food hygiene ratings, in Wales and Northern Ireland. The case surrounded a restaurant which had been given a Two-star rating, … 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 »

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 »