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Code of Practice & Additional Support

The Code of Practice describes the minimum requirements governing the operation of tied public houses by companies with less than 500 tied premises. Companies with 500 or more tied premises are governed by statutory legislation, namely the Pubs Code and Adjudicator regulations 2016. Supervised by the Pub Governing Body, the Code sets standards for landlord companies regarding the interaction with tied tenants throughout the life of their relationship with the company. You will be provided with a copy of the Code of Practice when you sign up to take on a tenancy with us and you can review and download a copy of the code for both tenants and lessees by clicking on the following links:

The BBPA is the UK's leading trade association representing pubs and breweries, their members brew over 90% of British beer and own over 20,000 pubs. The BBPA publish an annual guide to running a pub which provides valuable data for publicans on the typical operating costs in the UK pub industry. Representing the best available data from BBPA members, their ‘Guide to costs for tied tenants and lessees’ it is a vital reference tool for anyone thinking of investing in a pub. To see the guide, please click on the following link:

The Pubs Independent Conciliation and Arbitration Service (PICA-Service) offers an accessible, independent, low cost dispute resolution service, to the licensed industry which allows tenants/lessees and Pub Companies/Breweries with 1-499 pubs to resolve disputes in a fair and timely manner.  PICA-Service applies to the England & Welsh Pub Sector Codes of Practice, and the Pub Sector – Scotland Code. For more information please click on the following link:

The Pubs Independent Rent Review Scheme (PIRRS) offers an accessible, independent, low cost rent review resolution service for pub tenants and lessees in England, Wales and Scotland. For more information click on the following link: