Pubs Code: appointing an Independent Assessor

Criteria and guidance for Independent Assessors of the Pubs Code, including a form for when an Independent Assessor hasn't been appointed.


Form and guidance failure to appoint Independent Assessors PCA appointments process.

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This document sets out the criteria that Independent Assessors of the Pubs Code need to meet. It also includes guidance that Independent Assessors must follow.

The form should be completed by tenants and pub-owning businesses when they fail to appoint an Independent Assessor. The adjudicator will then have 14 days to appoint you one.

Send the completed form to or:

Office of the Pubs Code Adjudicator
(IA notifications)
Lower Ground
Victoria Square House
Victoria Square
B2 4AJ

Published 16 August 2016
Last updated 31 March 2017 + show all updates
  1. An update to the fees for appointing an Independent Assessor - section 11.
  2. Amendment to fee information in point 11
  3. amendment to the RICS fee from £395 to £300
  4. First published.