BRC help retailers with property issue

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has just published a checklist to help
retailers get the best value from their landlords. The free booklet is being
sent to 7,000+ small businesses around the country and can be downloaded
from the BRC’s website at

Included in the check list’s tips are:

  • Asking for monthly rents when the lease comes up for renewal at the rent review
  • Asking your landlord to meter electricity separately for each shop
  • Ensuring service charge bills are compliant with the Service Charge Code of Practice.