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Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015

Section 70: “Tied pub tenant”, “landlord”, “tenancy” and “licence”

358.This section clarifies that a “tied pub tenant” includes someone negotiating for a prospective tied tenancy, that “tenancy” covers different kinds of tenancy, licence and leasing agreements, including a tenancy at will, and that “landlord” refers to the immediate landlord or licensor, not to a person or organisation that leases premises to a pub-owning business, i.e. a superior landlord.

359.The definition of “tenancy” in the Act includes a tenancy under which a fee is paid instead of rent (for example, a fee related to turnover, as is the case with some pub franchises).

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