Rob Cooke also acted for Paul Crossman, the tenant of The Swan pub in York. Paul was running the The Swan under a tied-lease agreement, which came up for renewal.
Paul had previously made it clear to his POB that he intended to use this renewal as a trigger event to request an MRO lease, but the POB tried to avoid this using the provisions of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 because they wanted to run the pub themselves with a manager.
Rob advised Paul so that he was able to challenge the Section 25 Notice under which the POB was trying to oppose the lease renewal and persuade the POB to negotiate an MRO lease.
Paul had been at risk of losing all the good will and financial investment he had spent a considerable amount of time building up, but he is now enjoying all the benefits of a tie-free lease.
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