I took the lease on a shop/Post Office on 13/01/2000 Ii the Lease, issued by the local Council, who owned the Property, there was a clause stating that Alcohol could not be sold from the premises. Apparently a Public House had sood on the land and when it was pulled down in the 1960's the Spirit Licence was transferred by W Nimmo & Sons (Brewery) to a Club some 1 mile away and the Covenant put on the land.
I asked the Local Council to remove the Covenant and was told that it couldn't be done. The Council passed over all its housing/shop portfolio to a Housing Society some 3 years ago however my Lease expired and despite asking was never renewed. I was told to just keep paying my Quarterly Rent. I sold my Business to retire, as I am in poor health, some 8 weeks ago and the new owner has applied, and been granted an Alcohol Licence last week. No mention has been made of the Covenant on the Land. It has never been breached in the past and it seems unfair that for 13yrs I couldnt get a Licence but he has. That Licence would have made a enormous difference in the sale price of my business.