Pubs Code: market rent only

Explains when tied pub tenants can request to go free-of-tie from their landlord and includes specific detail on these events.


Market rent only (MRO) is the right of a tied-pub tenant to go free of tie. To request the option to go free of tie, a tied-pub tenant must give notice to their landlord.

These documents explain MRO and when notice can be given:

  • at tenancy renewal
  • following receipt of a rent assessment proposal as part of a rent review process
  • where there has been a significant increase in price in a tied product or service
  • where an event has occurred that significantly impacts on trade

Read other guidance relating to the Pubs Code.