The licences and permissions you will need to provide outside seating and dining space at your pub, bar or restaurant
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.
Whilst customers at pubs, bars and restaurants are keen to make use of outdoor areas for eating and drinking during summer months, to safeguard your licence you must keep an eye (and ear) on noise levels.
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.
If you are considering buying or leasing a new outlet, or if the nature of the business has changed, you must make sure that the building has planning permission for your intended use in order to be able to trade
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