To revitalise the High Street the Government has consulted on new Permitted Development Rights to allow greater flexibility for change of use. Draft legislation is awaited.
An aspect of Modern Slavery, awareness of child sexual exploitation is being targeted by the Met Police in a campaign which encourages pub and hotel operators to raise awareness and report suspicious behaviour
A recent case considered whether tenants could claim that the momentous situation arising from exiting the EU could be cause to walk away from their lease.
Pub and restaurant operators with properties with residential accommodation should be aware of changes to the HMO (House in Multiple Occupancy) licensing regime which were introduced in October 2018
For a restaurant operator, it may be commercially unviable to keep an under-performing unit open. But how does this conflict with keep open clauses that have been negotiated on the unit?
Advertising restrictions in the drinks industry are strict but have so far not been applied to social media channels. A recent case involving gin has changed this.