Author Archives: Potboy

Barrel Dregs, whose at fault, Pub Co or Tenant?

Barrel Dregs, whose at fault, Pub Co or Tenant? One from the Archives, for the unwary. There are still lambs going to the slaughter house in the interests of fulfilling their dreams. Strangely it’s other Tenants that are acting as the goat that walks through the slaughterhouse in front of the lambs, and walks down… Read More »

Are Punch Taverns Lessees Deposits at Risk? (Barrel-Dregs 266)

Punch Lessees Deposits It would appear that certain Punch leases have it clearly defined that the Deposits can only be used for making up of arrears of Rent and Goods bought through the Lease Tie, the Landlord or his successors cannot swallow up the Deposits. However you do need to study your Lease and seek further guidance, if… Read More »

Ex-tenant’s fury as Marston’s holds back funds in tie violation row. (Barrel-Dregs 265)

Ex-tenant’s fury as Marston’s holds back funds in tie violation row By Noli Dinkovski, 03-Apr-2014 An ex-tenant is in dispute with Marston’s for holding back more than £2,300 on his final settlement after the pub company claimed he bought out of tie. http://www.morningadvertiser.co.uk/General-News/Ex-tenant-s-fury-as-Marston-s-holds-back-funds-in-tie-violation-row Marstons should be grateful and settle the account as soon as possible.… Read More »

Vagaries of Arbitration and the need for a switched-on Stocktaker and Surveyor (Barrel-dregs 264)

  The Vagaries of Arbitration, and the need for a switched-on Stocktaker and Surveyor acting for you.   Arbitration should be a logical resolution to any dispute, sadly with rental disputes it would appear not, from a recent case.  It is assumed that the Arbitrator is totally knowledgeable on all aspects of the subject in… Read More »

Pot Boy has Admiral Taverns in his sights, Barrel-Dregs (208)

Admiral Taverns, and we all thought they were improving??? Pot Boy South is becoming more alarmed than before at the attitude of Admiral Taverns to keeping their ‘business partners’ well and truly alive. Admiral are the supposedly touchy feely good guys of the Pubco morass but they seem to have a major problem with product discounting, especially… Read More »

Admiral Taverns at their most subtle, Barrel-Dregs (190)

ADMIRAL TAVERNS–PROCEEDING TO THE SCENE OF THE ACCIDENT One of Pot Boys moles in Admiral Taverns, who really does have a social conscience, came up with the following.  This should be contrasted with the careing touchy feely Mr Paveley, CEO of Admiral, who came over as the squeaky clean Mr Nice in a recent article in The… Read More »