What are retail premises?


So first of all the Retail Leases Act
applies to or what it says is is that the Retail Leases Act applies to premises
that are used for retailing now before the CB cold-storage decision you you
had for example premises used by a tenant to supply goods or services to
another business and that type of use wasn’t thought of as as being covered by
the retail leases act because it wasn’t thought of as being retailing but since
the CB cold-storage decision has come out it’s really clarified that that
the commercial activity between one business and another business can
actually be a retail a retail sale of goods or services and therefore be
covered by the retail leases act because the business acquiring the goods or
services does so as an end user or the ultimate consumer of those goods or
services and an example of that is for example where you have land being used
by a concrete manufacturer and supplier who supplies that concrete to builders
who then use the concrete to construct their driveways the premises used for
manufacturing and supplying that concrete may well be covered by the Retail
Leases Act because the sale of that concrete from the manufacturer and
supplier to the Builder is the sale of a product to an end-user. Another example
could be premises used for manufacturing and selling flour to a baker well the
Baker will will acquire the flour as an end-user of that product and use it to
make bread so the premises used for manufacturing the flour and selling the
flour if they’re leased they could also be covered by the Retail Leases Act.

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