Shaftesbury and Capco merger gets green light

Shaftesbury and Capco merger gets green light

By James McAllister

The merger between Shaftesbury and Capital & Counties Properties (Capco) is due to complete next month having been given the green light by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

Restaurants and landlords should agree terms on rent repayments before the need for arbitration

Taking the arbitrary out of arbitration

By Duncan Lillie

Arbitration between landlords and tenants might offer finality, but agreeing terms for the repayment of rental arrears before it gets to this is in everybody’s interest.

Caffè Concerto to launch CVA after legal action launched by landlord Criterion Capital

Caffè Concerto to launch CVA

By James McAllister

London-based patisserie chain Caffè Concerto is launching a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) in an effort to reduce its rent debt after facing legal action from one of its landlords.

Shaftesbury landlord London West End collects 41% of rents in H1

Shaftesbury collects 41% of rents in H1

By Georgia Cronin

West End pub and restaurant landlord Shaftesbury has said it remains confident in the long-term prospects of its portfolio, despite collecting less than half of its owed rent in the past six months.

Landlords offer move to turnover rents Capco Crown Estate Covent Garden London West End

Landlords offer move to turnover rents

By James McAllister

Capital & Counties Properties PLC (Capco), the management company for the Covent Garden estate, says it is offering some tenants the opportunity to move to a turnover-linked rent agreement.

UKHospitality urges Government to provide fiscal support Coronavirus unpaid rent landlords and tenants

UKHospitality urges Government to provide fiscal rent support

By James McAllister

UKHospitality has warned of significant business failures and job losses across the sector if the Government fails to provide fiscal support to overcome the stand-off between landlords and tenants over unpaid rent.

Landlords aged 25-34 now account for 15 per cent of the industry

Rise in young landlords drives pub and bar growth

By Sophie Witts

Rising turnover and a surge of young talent entering the industry are providing encouraging signs of growth for the pub sector, according to new data from Barclays released today (22 May).

Raymond Blanc and Brasserie Bar Co's chief executive Mark Derry

Brasserie Bar Co secures £13.5m of new funding

By Mark Wingett

Brasserie Bar Co, the owner of the Brasserie Blanc chain and White Brasserie Company, has secured £13.5m of new funding to support the expansion of the group by at least 20 new sites over the next three years

Bill’s has taken a 20-year lease for a unit on the ground floor and mezzanine level

Bill’s and Byron confirmed for Hammersmith

By Mark Wingett

Bill’s and Byron have both been confirmed as tenants for the 10 Hammersmith Grove development in west London, which is owned by Development Securities Plc and Scottish Widows Investment Partnership Property Trust.


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