Should a landlord shadow its tenant’s premises licence?

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By Andrew Tatlock

Loss of a premises licence can have a significant impact on the value of a property.

A recent High Court case has confirmed that landlords of licensed premises can use shadow licences to protect their position.

Where a tenant operates a licensed business such as a pub, the premises licence will normally be held in the tenant’s name. This can create an issue for the landlord if the tenant’s licence is suspended or revoked…

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