Dealing with disrepair remains a major issue for landlord and tenants, whether it is a landlord trying to enforce repairing obligations and protect or maximise the value of its asset, or tenants trying to move on to pastures new.
An effective way of attracting trade is with an A-board, but a licence is often required and may come with conditions in order to keep highways safe.
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.