Opening a restaurant - what is A3 use class?

Opening a restaurant – what is A3 use class? When looking for the ideal location for your restaurant you may hear the phrase “A3 Use” bandied around without much explanation. The Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 puts...

Can I run a food business from a shop?

Can I run a food business from a shop? In our previous article on “the top five issues facing the restaurant industry in 2017” we set out our view that current competition for A3 (or restaurant premises) is greater than it has been over the...

Acquiring a new restaurant? - Why it's important to carry out a survey before taking on new restaurant premises

Acquiring a new restaurant? - Why it’s important to get a survey done before taking on new restaurant premises In the third of a series of articles on the how to approach negotiating terms for a restaurant lease, our senior Partner Peter...

Break notices in leases - How do I exercise them properly?

A break clause is sometimes included in a fixed term lease to allow a party (or both) to terminate the lease early. The right to break is sometimes on a specified date or can be exercised at any point, usually subject to conditions. There are many tactical...
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