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.
Employers need to be aware of their responsibilities when it comes to staff Christmas parties, particularly when high spirits take over. Social justice has been found to define the limits of vicarious liability.
The recent rise in CVAs in the restaurant sector is a worrying trend. But this step can be a viable way of keeping the business afloat rather than taking formal insolvency proceedings.
At a private lunch hosted by Freeths, Futurist Tom Cheesewright opened a discussion around the future of the industry with the proposition that the biggest driver of change right now is technology.
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.
Enterprise Inns was fined £95k for an injury resulting from a faulty gas cooker; what does this mean for operators in terms of their responsibilities?