Leo Skinner

About Leo Skinner

Leo has acted for many years on large acquisition and disposal programmes for major pub, restaurant, bar, late night venue, and hotel operators, heading up the leisure team since 2002. As a result, he has many connections within the industry and is able to provide introductions to leisure operators, licensed/leisure property agents and site finders.

Stripped-out premises should have a nominal rateable value

By |2019-12-03T15:08:23+00:00December 2nd, 2019|

When a tenant leaves your premises you may want to strip it out and market it to a new tenant to fit it out to meet their requirements. This gives rise to the question of what the rateable value of the property should be between strip out and fit out. The decision in a recent case is an excellent result for landowners and developers.

Do fixtures and fittings belong to the landlord or tenant?

By |2018-06-01T10:34:53+00:00November 8th, 2017|

When you take on the lease of a new pub or restaurant it is likely you will invest in refitting to create a successful outlet. When taking on a lease it is important to consider whether improvements you make will be yours to remove at the end of the lease and whether by making significant improvements this will have an impact at rent review time.