The Business Partnership Agreement
Key Features Of The Agreement:
- Right to renew every 3 years with no rent review
- 3-year Landlord and Tenant Act protected tenancy which cannot be assigned to anyone else during the time period
- Full supply agreement with competitive prices and rewards
- Gaming machine profit, 67% share to our Business Partner
- Hall & Woodhouse are responsible for all structural repairs
The ‘Business Partnership Agreement’ is protected by the Landlord and Tenant Act. In return for the use of our pub for your business we charge you a rent. This is an amount set for the term of the agreement and is agreed before you take on the pub. We will show you how we have calculated the rent for your pub. The rent is not subject to a review and is only adjusted annually in line with RPI (if RPI is negative then your rent will be lowered in line with RPI).
If you want to renew your agreement for a further three years the rent is linked to RPI only. This gives you the ability to plan for the future with certainty and means you are not penalised for your success.
As our Business Partner you agree to purchase all beers, ciders, wines, spirits and soft drinks through us. This is sometimes referred to as the ‘tie’. The supply agreement helps us develop and brew our award-winning ales which are only available in cask format in Hall & Woodhouse pubs. It also helps fund the support we are able to offer you. This includes investment in our pubs, support from our Area Managers, marketing materials and much more. The supply agreement also makes it easier for you to order your stock; it means one call, one order, one payment and one delivery backed up by our excellent Distribution Team, Beer Quality Ambassadors and Technical Services Team.
At the start of your agreement an annual total volume target will be set for all drinks products. At the end of each year if you exceed your target you will receive a £1,000 credit to your trade account.
The responsibility for repairs falls to both Hall & Woodhouse and you. You will be given a detailed breakdown of who is responsible for what before your agreement begins. However, as a rough guide, we are responsible for the structure of the building (eg if a window frame is rotten) and all non-structural repairs will be your responsibility (eg if a window pane breaks). You are also responsible for interior decoration and keeping the gardens and grounds attractive.
Gaming machines include Amusements with Prizes (AWP), Skills with Prizes (SWP) and pool tables. You choose your machines from our list of nominated suppliers. Machine income is shared after rent and duty is paid. 67% of the profit goes to you, while we receive 33%. We manage the machine suppliers on your behalf.
We may occasionally offer some of our public houses on a lease agreement. Please contact us directly for further information.
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