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Market Rent Only (MRO) & Lease Advice

We recognise that tied leases and rent reviews can be significant areas of concern for tenants within the leased and tenanted pub industry. That’s why we offer dedicated assistance and guidance in navigating these aspects of your business.

Our team of experts can provide valuable insights into understanding the terms of your tied lease agreement and help you make informed decisions. Additionally, when it comes to rent reviews, we offer support in assessing fair market rents, negotiating
with pub-owning businesses, and ensuring that you are paying a reasonable and equitable rent for your establishment. We understand the complexities involved in tied leases and rent reviews, and our goal is to empower you with the knowledge and resources to navigate these processes successfully.

In addition to our comprehensive support for tied leases and rent reviews, we are proud to offer an array of additional resources that can greatly assist tenants in their negotiations with landlords and pub-owning businesses. One of our key offerings is the provision of expertly crafted business plans and cash flow documents. These invaluable tools provide a solid foundation for tenants to showcase the viability and profitability of their pub operations.

By presenting a well structured business plan and accurate cash flow projections, tenants can effectively demonstrate their understanding of the market, their strategies for growth, and their commitment to financial stability.

Our team is dedicated to working closely with tenants to develop tailored business plans and cash flow documents that enhance their negotiating power and increase their chances of securing favourable outcomes.

We understand the challenges faced by struggling tenants and pub owners in this dynamic business landscape.

That’s why we’re here to provide you with valuable information and share services that can help you navigate and thrive in this sector.

Operating a leased or tenanted pub comes with its own unique set of opportunities and challenges. Our aim is to equip you with the knowledge and resources needed to succeed in this industry.

Whether you’re a tenant looking for guidance on running your pub efficiently or an owner seeking ways to support your struggling tenants, we’ve got you covered.

Business Support

We offer services designed to assist struggling tenants and pub owners in managing their establishments effectively.

From financial planning to marketing strategies, we provide expert advice and practical solutions to help you overcome obstacles and achieve your goals.

Industry Insights

Stay up-to-date with the latest trends, regulations, and best practices within the leased and tenanted pub sector.

Our informative articles and resources will keep you informed about market dynamics, consumer preferences, and legal requirements, ensuring you are well-prepared for success.

Community Network

Connect with fellow pub tenants and owners through our vibrant
community network.

Share experiences, exchange ideas, and collaborate with like-minded individuals who understand the unique challenges and rewards of the pub industry.

We are committed to supporting struggling tenants and pub owners throughout their journey.
Our goal is to empower you with the tools, knowledge, and resources needed to excel in the leased and tenanted pub industry. Join our community today and embark on a path towards success!

Please note that the information provided on this webpage is for general guidance purposes only.

For personalised advice and tailored solutions, we recommend reaching out to our dedicated team of experts who are ready to assist you.

Pubs Code Legal Framework 2016​

Within the leased and tenanted pub industry, it is essential to understand the Pubs Code Legal Framework 2016. This framework was established by the UK government to regulate the relationship between pub-owning companies (pub-owning businesses) and their tied tenants.

Key points regarding the Pubs Code Legal Framework 2016 include:

The framework allows tied tenants to request a Market Rent Only (MRO) option, which enables them to pay rent based on the open market value of the pub, rather than being tied to the purchasing requirements of the pub-owning business.

If a tied tenant wishes to pursue MRO, they can request a rent assessment by an independent surveyor. This assessment determines the fair market rent for the pub. The costs of the assessment are typically shared between the tenant and the pub-owning business.

The framework ensures that tied tenants are offered reasonable discounts on the purchase price of tied products (such as beer and other beverages). These discounts are intended to reflect the benefits of buying through the pub-owning business.

Pub-owning businesses are required to provide a Market Rent Only Option Notice to their tenants, explaining the availability and process for requesting MRO. This notice outlines the tenants rights and the steps involved in seeking MRO.

In case of disputes between pub-owning businesses and tenants, an independent Pubs Code Adjudicator (PCA) has been appointed to oversee and enforce the Pubs Code Legal Framework. The PCA can provide mediation services, investigate complaints, and impose sanctions for non-compliance.

Understanding the Pubs Code Legal Framework 2016 is crucial for both tenants and pub-owning businesses. It ensures fair practices, promotes transparency, and protects the rights of all parties involved in the leased and tenanted pub industry.

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