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.

Customer safety this Christmas

By |2019-12-03T15:12:22+00:00November 12th, 2019|

A licensee has reported that customers feel safer after introduction of mandatory entry searches for everyone entering his premises after 11pm. This follows a Court of Appeal case a couple of years ago which considered the extent of the duty of care owed by a bar to its customers after 2 men were stabbed by another customer. Operators of licensed premises might like to consider their own duty to clientele, particularly during the busy Christmas period.