Update - January 2022
Tenants - remember to ask for your copy of the Compliance Record and Declaration when you request MRO.
The PCA has published statutory advice setting out the minimum steps that pub companies should take to ensure compliance with the Pubs Code every time they prepare a free-of-tie Market Rent Only (MRO) proposal.
An ‘MRO Compliance Record and Declaration’ must be completed and signed-off by the pub company’s Code Compliance Officer to demonstrate that these steps have been taken.
The PCA strongly recommends that tenants ask their pub company for a copy of this compliance record and declaration when they make their MRO request. Not only will explain why particular terms have been offered, but it can also be used, if necessary, in conjunction with the initial three-month stay in arbitration proceedings already made available by the PCA as an invaluable negotiating tool to reach an agreed outcome.
More information can be found here
If you have already been through the MRO process, tell the PCA your experience by completing this short questionnaire
If you are a BII member with any queries about MRO, call the BII Helpdesk on 01276 684449.