Tenancy options

If you’re looking to run your own pub, the good news is that in the UK, there are four ways in which you can do it. It’s important to decide which one will suit you best, so take a look at the options below.

Tenancy

  • You rent a pub property from a brewery or pub company
  • You are self-employed and you employ everyone in the business
  • You have shared responsibility for repairs to the property
  • You cannot sell on the goodwill of the business
  • Usually a short term Agreement (5 years)

Our Tenancy agreements include: Standard Tenancy, Local Hero Tenancy, Turnover Agreement.
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Lease

  • You rent a pub property from a brewery or pub company
  • You are self-employed and you employ everyone in the business
  • You have full responsibility for repairs to the property
  • You can sell on the goodwill of the business
  • Usually a long term Agreement (10+ years)

Our Lease agreements include: Standard Lease, Meet & Eat Franchise.
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Managed house

  • You are employed by a brewery or pub company who owns the property
  • You are paid a salary
  • The pub company employs everyone working in the pub
  • The pub company is responsible for all repairs to the property

To manage a pub as an employee of Greene King, you will need to visit our Managed Pubs division.
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Free house

  • You own the pub property yourself
  • You are self-employed and you employ everyone in the business
  • You have full responsibility for repairs to the property

To manage a pub as a free house, please see our Standard Tenancy, Local Hero Tenancy, Turnover Agreements.
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"Running your own pub is a big step. That’s why we offer you a choice of agreement style to suit your circumstances and finances."