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Tied Pubs (Scotland) Act 2021

Agreements that are inconsistent with the code

Section 7: Unenforceability of contract terms

21.This section provides that any contract terms between pub-owning businesses and their tied tenants are not enforceable by the business if they are prohibited in the code. It therefore provides tenants with a legal remedy they may wish to explore. This section should be read together with paragraph 3 of schedule 1, “restriction on enforcing certain terms of agreement” (see paragraph 16), which sets out the kinds of terms which a pub-owning business cannot enforce on a tied tenant.

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